The PICNIC to SAVE OUR WATER
Come along and hear why we, on this dry continent, need to save the precious water of our Great Artesian Basin.
WHEN: Saturday afternoon, 3:30 for 4pm, October 31
WHERE: The Croquet Club, Musgrave Park, Cordelia St, South Brisbane. Parking available in the laneway on the left, just after the Brisbane State High School.
WHY: The Queensland Government is considering the expansion of the Acland coal mine to Stage 3 right now. Stage 3 will ruin 1360 hectares of strategic cropping land. The deal, brokered by the former LNP government, is also shrouded in controversy. We are inviting the Deputy Premier and local MP for South Brisbane, Jackie Trad, to come to the event to hear about our concerns.
WHO: Kate Dennehy, Queensland Media & Policy Co-ordinator for Lock the Gate, will give us a quick update on the Acland coal mine Stage 3 and other water issues before introducing our guest speaker, Sarah Moles, Coordinator of the Western Rivers Alliance and an expert on the Great Artesian Basin.
COST: $12 for a delicious vegan slice or avocado dip and a tea or coffee
If we don't have clean water, clean soil and clean air, we don't make it. So don't sit this one out.
Map of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), showing the distribution of recharge beds at the basin margins, and the general direction of groundwater flow in different areas. The southern-most extent of the GAB is just over 100 km to the north of Broken Hill, and well away from any recharge areas (after Radke et al., 2000).