A traditional welcome onto Juru county greeted dozens of community members and supporters setting up at Camp Babirra, just outside of Bowen, kicking off the Frontline’s Week of Action.

An intense media barrage has heralded a week of workshops, planning and peaceful action to send a clear message to Adani –  this destructive coal project has no place on our reef coast and we will stop it.

Our media crew briefed a Channel Seven news team on upcoming actions at a beach overlooking the pristine Whitsundays this afternoon.

Airlie Beach business owner, Paul Jukes and Meagan Armstrong, Townsville resident.

“We’re her this weekend to gather support around protecting and advocating for the ocean and reef around the Adani project and the impact from the Abbot point proposal and the railway line running through our country.” Said Ken Peters-Dodd, Birri Traditional Custodian.

“This railway line will impact upon the on the environment, the waterways, the cultural heritage and we will live with that for the rest of our lives. Our message is to Adani we do not support this project and we will not allow the environmental social and cultural impacts on our future generations to go ahead. As traditional owners and stakeholders in this country we have a right to protect the country so we’re making it quite clear to Adani and to our government that we do not support this.”

With an emphasis on non violent direct action, workshop and affinity groups have worked hard to prepare tomorrow evenings Whale Walk lantern parade at Queens Beach in Bowen.

Find out about more about the Whale Walk.