However, Woodside continue to drill in the National Heritage listed area of the Intertidal Zone between James Price Point and Quondong. Both the National Heritage Council and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities have been informed about this illegal drilling program.
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Department sent staff from their EPBC Act Compliance and Enforcement Branch up to Broome last week but failed to meet with the Goolarabooloo people who first raised these concerns about Woodside drilling into the Broome sandstone that holds indigenous culturally significant dinosaur track-sites.
Goolarabooloo Law man, Phillip Roe wrote to them last week inviting them into Country in order to present visual and mathematical evidence of Woodside drilling into the intertidal zone. Meanwhile, not one Government department has stepped up to the plate and dealt with this very serious breach of damaging National Heritage. Woodside continues their lies, but anyone who is familiar with this coast, the reefs systems understand clearly that the tidal zones are expansive. Currently, you can stand on the beach at Walmadan and call out to the people working the jack up rigs and clearly see them working.
Woodside can not be trusted with any scientific data and this has been proven time and time again. Woodside certainly should not be given the responsibility to define our NATIONAL HERITAGE BOUNDARIES WITH THEIR INACCURATE MAPS AND THEIR FORTIFIED DATA, just because the Heritage Council and SEWPaC cannot get their act together.
Like the dinosaur track-sites, when the tide recedes all will be REVEALED and evidence of their drilling program will be easily tracked. Than Woodside will be looking down the barrel of another Court Case, destruction to a National Heritage Area.