Anti-Adani call for protest at local plumbing business
FOUR environmental organisations have called for a protest this weekend outside a Byron Bay business because its international owner may be connected in the future to the Adani Carmichael mining project.
Galillee Blockade, Frontline Action on Coal, Extinction Rebellion Northern Rivers and Stop Adani Byron Shire have called for "a creative, family- friendly protest" outside Tradelink Plumbing Services at Banksia Dr in the Industrial Estate from 9am "engaging both Tradelink customers and staff".
In their social media call, the organisations explained Tradelink Plumbing Centres were owned by Fletcher Building, a New Zealand company bidding to supply materials for Adani's Carmichael coal mine.
A spokeswoman from Fletcher Building in New Zealand confirmed the Byron Bay business belongs to the trans-Tasman company.
"Tradelink Byron Bay is one of over 200 Tradelink branches throughout Australia, a leading names in plumbing supplies for bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and more," she said.
"Tradelink Byron Bay, a combined trade store and showroom, has been operating in the area for around 20 years and has five employees.
"It's a local business committed to customer service and advice you can trust and offers a wide product range from quality brands for professionals or home renovators alike."
The spokeswoman declined to comment on the demonstration called for this weekend.
Byron Shire Council was contacted for comment.