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United Funds withdraws mining exploration application near William Bay National Park

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A mining exploration proposal near a pristine nationwide park on Western Australia’s south coast has been withdrawn after neighborhood opposition.

United Funds has withdrawn its software to discover an space west of Denmark that backed onto the William Bay Nationwide Park.

The withdrawal was confirmed to the ABC by the Division of Mines, Trade Regulation and Security.

It adopted a petition signed by greater than 10,000 individuals who opposed the applying to discover an space between Shadforth and Parryville — near tourism hotspots Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks.

The Shire of Denmark had requested the applying was re-advertised after landowners within the exploration zone claimed they weren’t consulted.

United Funds submitted an software to research the world for mining in Could final 12 months however public opposition ignited earlier this 12 months when the plan was made public. 

A ‘win’ for folks energy

Denmark Setting Centre convenor Bart Lebbing mentioned the withdrawal was a win for the neighborhood.

He mentioned the federal government ought to now block any future exploration purposes for the world on account of its environmental and agricultural worth.

“We’ve had 20 purposes because the Nineteen Fifties and we would like to see this space excluded, full cease, any further,” he mentioned.

“If not, then yearly, or [every] couple of years, we’ll get one other firm transferring in.”

Mr Lebbing mentioned mining firms should seek the advice of correctly with landholders and communities earlier than purposes proceeded.

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