Traditional custodians undeterred as application to stop urea plant near ancient rock art in WA’s Pilbara region is rejected

ABC Pilbara
Amelia Searson
Tuesday 5 April 2022

An application to halt construction of a multi-billion-dollar urea plant near ancient rock art in WA’s Pilbara region has been knocked back by the federal government.

Key Points:

  • A spokesperson for the environment minister said she denied the application because she did not believe the area was under immediate threat
  • Kuruma Marduthunera custodians have said another application would be made closer to scheduled works next month
  • Perdaman’s urea plant is planned for a site nearby what is often described as the world’s oldest and largest art gallery

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