photograph attached : Willy Watson in Woodside compound. Photograph by Damian Kelly
Earlier today Goolarabooloo traditional owners were given move-on notices after occupying the access track to the compound for over 24 hours. Other
Goolarabooloo members have since re-entered the site via helicopter to monitor Woodside's works and recommence their cultural practices on their Songcycle path.
Police have reopened Manari Rd, after two protestors locked onto a cement filled barrel were removed from the road earlier this morning.
Yesterday Goolarabooloo Senior Law Boss Joseph Roe was prevented from travelling along Manari Rd by police, as he attempted to go to the drill site.
Woodside are planning to extract 35 million litres of water from the Broome Aquifer over 7 days, for testing. The Broome community relies on this aquifer for their domestic and commercial water use.
Phillip Roe says “Woodside's works are illegal, they have tried to compulsorily aquire this land because we did not give them permission, and we will keep challenging this destruction and Colin Barnett who wants to industrialise the Kimberley.”
Spokesperson Errol Roe: 0437810779