News of a potential second proposal to export minerals through Port Lincoln in South Australia has angered the town’s mayor Peter Davis.
Centrex Metals already has South Australian Government approval for exports, which itself has caused controversy after an outcry from local groups, including the seafood industry, because of fears over potential environmental damage.
News that another company, Lincoln Minerals, wants to use the port to export iron ore has angered Davis.
“This confirms my worst fears,” he told the ABC.
“There is a suggestion from Lincoln Minerals because Centrex has been already approved then why shouldn’t they?
“It simply compounds the inevitable consequences for Port Lincoln.”
Davis said he fears for the town’s image and reputation as a clean and green area for its vital fishing industry exports.
“Mineral exports should not occur out of Port Lincoln full stop,” he said.