As confirmed by officials, the State Government has picked an area South of James Price Point in the Kimberley to be the location for the proposed Browse LNG precinct, which the Premier, Colin Barnett, is a major development in a project which is to benefit all local Aboriginals.
As the ocean in the area is deeper than others, less dredging and blasting would be need, and the location will also make it more convenient to manage the impact of the whole project on marine life and Aboriginal heritage sites.
"The announcement by the Premier signifies that the state government has no intention of taking into consideration the environmental values of the area. It really wants to push ahead as fast as possible to industrialize the Kimberley.
Putting an industrial gas facility in the middle of one of the most important humpback calving and breeding grounds in the world doesn't make any sense", shared Mr. Barnett. The proposed area and its precinct is now subject to the approval of all joint venture partners of the Browse Basin project. Conservation Council's Piers Verstegen has shared that he is highly "disappointed by the location".
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