Dec 15

Adani: Randwick Council opposes Charmichael coal mine and calls on local MP’s Matt Thistlethwaite and Malcom Turnbull to withdraw funding and support for new mines – 15th December 2017

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Last Tuesday night Randwick Council voted to lobby the federal MP’s for Kingsford Smith and Wentworth on the need to withdraw all support and funding for new coal mines including the contentious Adani (Charmichael) project in Queensland.

Waverley Council has already voted not to support Adani and other Councils are expected to as well.

Randwick Greens Councillor Matson who successfully moved the motion said today:

 “Councils should consider the long term and cumulative effects of actions on future generations as well as the principles of ecologically sustainable development. Coal fired power has had its day and should be consigned to history.”

TEXT OF GREEN COUNCILLOR MURRAY MATSON’S MOTION

That Council

  1. Supports and recognises an urgent need for a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy as soon as possible, and that government support and funding for new coal mines such as the Carmichael Mine and others render farcical any sensible discussion about a transition to renewable energy;

  2. Objects in the strongest terms possible to government support and funding for any new coal mines as well as the extensions of existing coal mines;

  3. Will support other Councils communicating objections to government support and funding for new coal mines; and

  4. Resolves to prepare and send a letter to the federal MP’s for Kingsford Smith and Wentworth detailing this resolution.