Australian music icons the John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins and Ball Park Music joined special guest, Sea Shepherd director Bob Brown, for a concert in Fremantle to raise awareness about the continued plight to protect the Kimberley.
The free, open-air concert was held at the Fremantle Esplanade on February 24th 2013 and featured a protest march through the town.
“This concert and rally is a call to arms for all West Australians to stand up and protect one of our finest national treasures; The Kimberley,” said Butler.
The site under question, James Prices Point, is currently a point of political contention as oil and gas giants Woodside, Shell, BHP Billiton, BP, Mitsubishi and Mitsui move forward with their plans to build Australia’s biggest industrial development on the site.
James Price Point is part of the Kimberley coast classed in the top 4% of the least touched marine environments in the world alongside the Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
Its pristine waters are home to the world’s largest humpback whale nursery, and threatened dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs. The region is also a significant Indigenous heritage site, home to the longest chain of dinosaur footprints on the planet, and has known populations of endangered bilby.