Major win for conservation groups on North Stradbroke Island against sand mining

[Editor’s Note: The Supreme Court decision referred to in the Media Release below does not relate to nor does it directly affect attempts by indigenous and environmental groups to stop construction sand being stolen by Unimin from the Vance Mine referred to in Quandamooka land claim frustrated by 16 years of unlawful sand mining ]

MEDIA RELEASE STRADBROKE ISLAND MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION 23.7.2010

A mining company’s plans to truck construction sand off North Stradbroke Island for a hundred years is in tatters today.… Go to Article

QNA on Unlawful Sand Mining on Minjerribah (Nth Stradbroke Island)

Unimin Silica mine N Stradbroke Island Transnational mining company UNIMIN and its predecessors (CRL & ACI) have been taking sand unlawfully from Straddie (NSI) since the 1990s. It has been doing so under the pretext that the sand is used as a mineral i.e. for the production of glass. The state government has provided a licence for this but not for selling course sand in landscaping.… Go to Article

Quandamooka land claim frustrated by 16 years of unlawful sand mining

Earlier this year 2010 mineral sand mining firm, UNIMIN, was charged by Qld Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) for selling building sand from the silica sand mining process on North Stradbroke Island off Brisbane. The sand was unlawfully extracted from this site near Cooroompah creek on the island (See map).… Go to Article