KAFDA’s Ginny Gerlach
KAFDA’s Ginny Gerlach

Support against coal ports grows

COAL port developments in the Rockhampton region were put in the spotlight on Tuesday night.

Candidates, including councillor and mayoral, in the Rockhampton region local government election were invited by the Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance to either speak publicly, or submit written statements, in relation to five questions put forward by the alliance.

KAFDA spokeswoman Ginny Gerlach said 14 candidates attended and a further 11 candidates provided written statements.

She said the proposed coal ports posed the single biggest environmental threat to the Fitzroy River Delta, Keppel Bay and the Great Barrier Reef that Central Queenslanders were likely to see in their lifetime and that it was critical that the new council understood the issues and impacts, and supported the community campaign to stop the development before it starts.

"KAFDA was heartened to hear virtually 100% support for the campaign from candidates in attendance, and in the written statements from those not able to attend in person," Ms Gerlach said.

KAFDA would post all statements and responses on the KAFDA website protectkeppelbay.org.

Check out tomorrow's Bully for the final Mayoral candidates' say.



  • Attended: Lea Taylor (Mayoral), Dominic Doblo (Mayoral), Bill Ludwig (Div 3), Alan Cornick (Div 5), Ewan Filmer (Div 4), Glenda Mather (Div 1), Tony Williams (Div 8)
  • A further 11 candidates provided written statements

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