Peoples Blockade-Day 24
This morning we intended to go and set up Camp Bravo again, but we have been illegally locked out of Bryce’s property despite Bryce giving us permission to be there.
The police are still acting on behalf of QGC and not the landowner.
Bryce’s property has been destroyed. The devastation QGC has caused is unbelievable!
If his was a 30 acre block as most blocks in the estate are, there would be nothing left.
There is still a strong police presence in the estate, especially on Mary Road where we made it clear we are still in the area, and keeping an eye on QGC operations!
We are rather concerned about the lack of safety measures in place around pipeline construction on Mary Road.
There are no safety gates, or taped off areas to keep residents away from dangerous machinery. Our understanding of it is that any sort of construction site/ works on any public area MUST have safety perimeters in place to protect the public. QGC have not done this!
Residents were able to go right up to the workers to see what they were doing. We found it rather unusual that nobody stopped us as we got closer to the workers. All that happened was one of the workers warned us about tripping over the hose that was attached to some sort of pipeline indicator that pumped 10,000psi of air as it could be ruptured and cause serious injury.
There was a warning sign on the pipeline indicator stating it was radioactive!
………SERIOUSLY?…….Radioactivity and NO safety measures in place to protect the public????
Also a matter of concern is the conversation heard over the 2 way radio that claims the machinery drivers were not ticketed to drive the machinery.
I wonder just who is monitoring this company? How can they be allowed to continually get away with this?
Turning the residential estates into a gas field, is a massive accident waiting to happen.
Especially when you have a company like QGC that appears to continually cut corners and breach all sorts of laws and regulations.
Meanwhile back at BASECAMP
Morale is still high, people are coming and going,Narelle is still cooking up a storm, and we still have interesting discussions over the dishes and LOTS of fun!
Coming up soon we will have Dancing with an activist……(our own BASECAMP version of Dancing With The Stars)
So bring your dancemoves down to BASECAMP ROMEO and stay a few days,bring a tent, sleeping bag and mat, a hat, water bottle and sunscreen.Toilets and showers will be available at BASE CAMP ROMEO.
We welcome anyone who wants to support our NON-VIOLENT ACTION!