Helena & Aurora Range(Bungalbin)

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 19:17
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Hey, have you ever visited Helena & Aurora Range?

The Helena & Aurora Range (2hours north of Southern Cross WA) is in jeopardy of being mined. It is under the threat of being destroyed by mining for iron ore.

Helena & Aurora Range Advocates are a small group who are trying to have it protected by having it declared a National Park. At the moment it is a Conservation Park which allows for mining even though it was recommended many years ago by the EPA that it should be protected. It has many plants & animals not found anywhere else in the world.

It is a beautiful pristine area wonderful for camping, walking, bird watching, & wildflowers and should be protected from disappearing. Not like many other areas destroyed by mining. Helena and Aurora Range is part of the country of the Kalamaia Kapurn Nation a very significant area for these people, who also wish it to be protected.

The mining co. has referred its mining proposal to the EPA and the EPA is considering what level to assess it at. Please help by downloading a petition form from the website & return to PO Box 7232 Karawarra W.A . 6152

For more info refer to www.helenaaurorarange.com.au to find out where it is and how to get there. Check out “Helena and Aurora” on Youtube to see the range and to find out what is happening visit Blog page on website.

Helena and Aurora Range a magic place to visit!!!

Noel Anderson
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 21:57

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 21:57
Have been to the range and all the other ranges in that neck of the woods lots of times that are all spectacular and are all banded iron. One can only hope that the price of iron ore stays low thus no one will want to dig it up.

The latest one that I'm aware of is with MacArthur River mining and they have a site set up south of Lake Barlee and on the southern side of the Diemals Menzies road and want dig in there. I believe they're looking for someone with a $100m in order to build a haul road out to the rail near Menzies. Again lets hope the ore price stays low.
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Follow Up By: Joe Fury - Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 at 11:56

Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 at 11:56
G'day Rod ~ Noel

It is very heartening to read all the positives in regards to the Helena and Aurora Range and just like every other unique place that exists it is well worth protecting, so I wish everyone who fights for it's existence much luck.

You only have to look at what has and is allowed to happen here in the Pilbara when it comes to resource winning and the environment, yes it can be argued there is job creation and nation building and to a degree that is true, but sadly the real cost to us all is yet to be measured.

The people who believe National Park status can or will protect an area or region from exploitation for resources are being misled.

Today's resource industry friendly government, be they local, state or federal have a great great friend and ally ~ public apathy.

Safe travels : Joe Fury
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