As the spotlight shines on the Kimberley once again with the release of the Kimberley production Mad Bastards, so will the heat rise, for the fight to stop the industrialisation of one of the world’s last great wilderness.
Broome and the Kimberley is known across the nation and around the world for its unique music, its musicals, films, TV series, radio and all the other Arts. Hundreds of books have been written and illustrated about the Kimberley and in particular the historical township of Broome with its romantic settings of full moons over the bay, stolen pearls and it’s inspirational beautiful clear light.
However, the Browse Liquefied Natural Gas Precinct Strategic Assessment Report (currently open for public comment) that proposes to locate the world's largest LNG CO2 pumping refineries just outside our tourist/pearling town of Broome, at James Price Point, addressed these art industries under the subheading CATERING.
People within these highly successful and culturally appropriate industries have worked intensely for decades to build the skills and resource base to establish the current national and international brand of Broome and the Kimberley.
Artists, film makers, painters, writers who have been inspired by the Kimberley for it's colour, its characters, its environment, is wildness, it's shared cultures, who have made names and carved out a living from COUNTRY, now is the time to speak up and support the protection of the Kimberley and save James Price Point and the township of Broome.
2011 is crunch time