Concerned citizens today will rally outside the Lantrak office in Maroochydore. Lantrak plan to transport vital ballast to Adani's controversial thermal coal railway into the Galilee Basin. The citizens want to change Lantrak's mind. Greg Neave, spokesperson for Galilee Blockade, said:
"Bushfires threatened Peregian Springs in September and then again in November. Climate change is here and now, with coal the number one contributor. We must stop building new coal mines, for the sake of our children and grand-children. We call on Lantrak to help build a sustainable future not a dirty coal railway for Adani and appeal to those Lantrak staff opposed to the Adani coal mine to talk with the company management."
"Covid-19 has shown that Australians are able to put the common good ahead of self-interest. We rose to the challenge of the pandemic. Now we must meet the climate challenge and ensure our descendants inherit a liveable planet."
The main protest banner, painted by local artist Katharine Nix, reads 'Lantrak don't build Adani's climate-wrecking coal mine' against a background of bushfire devastation. Another banner features the critically endangered Black-throated Finch.