PROTECTING FARMLAND... Greens candidate for Narungga Jason Swales committed to protecting productive farmland from open-cut mining. PROTECTING FARMLAND... Greens candidate for Narungga Jason Swales committed to protecting productive farmland from open-cut mining.

Greens prioritising agricultural land

GREENS candidate for Narungga Jason Swales said his party would prioritise prime agricultural land over mining and legislate to offer better protection to land holders.

“Driving back home to southern Yorke Peninsula I passed the site of the proposed Rex Minerals Hillside copper mine, and admired the landscape with its highly-productive farmland rolling along our ­pristine coastline,” Mr Swales said.

“It’s hard to imagine a hole half-a-kilometre deep and more than two kilometres long, and the massive mound of pulverised waste littering the edges of a gigantic pit.

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    Matt Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:02

    Not much to admire behind the fence Mr Swales is holding. Natural vegetation was removed decades ago and replaced with crops which require regular treatment with poisons to keep weeds and pests in check. Between the mice plagues, burnoffs, dust storms and poisons used in growing crops over most of YP land and open cut mining over just a few acres with the rest of the land returned to natural vegetation I know which one I'd like to admire. As for productivity a single open cut as described by Mr Swales "half-a-kilometre deep and more than two kilometres long" would likely produce more income for YP residents, pay more taxes and contribute to YP infrastructure as well as employ more people then the entire lot of highly mechanized cropping farmlands on YP .

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