Party time to celebrate a win to stop the mining

FRIENDS of Felton committee member Rob McCreath said it felt "fantastic" to raise a toast to their community during their combined annual general meeting and victory celebrations.

The group used their AGM on Saturday evening to mark their victory in the battle to stop Ambre Energy mining at Felton.

Premier Campbell Newman staunchly declared in August there would be no mining in the Felton Valley under the LNP government.

"We've been waiting for this for nearly five years," Mr McCreath said.

"It's been a long time coming and we really wanted to mark it properly."

Ian Whan was re-elected as president and the majority of previous committee members were also re-elected.

Dr Jim Cavaye was the guest speaker at the meeting which was attended by 125 people.

Dr Cavaye is one of Australia's leading community development practitioners and educators.

Mr McCreath said Dr Cavaye gave the group insight into their future.

"He spoke about how we can build on the success of our group, how we can look forward to the future and what we can carry on doing for our community.

"We also looked back on the highlights of our campaign and gave recognition to people who did a whole lot of work.

"We have made history. I think it is the only coal mine in history to ever be stopped by a community group."



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