New polling in Mayo shows majority support for World Heritage Protection for Great Australian Bight.
- An overwhelming majority of Mayo respondents (73.9%) supported World Heritage Protection for the Great Australian Bight.
- Majority support for World Heritage Protection for the Great Australian Bight was measured across supporters of all political parties: Centre Alliance (86.5% support), Liberal Party (55.4% support), Labor Party (78.5% support) and Greens (93.3% support) as well as Undecided (62.1% support) and ‘Other’ (53.6% support) voters.
“Kangaroo Island is the jewel in South Australia’s tourism crown. Kangaroo Island does not want oil drilling threatening one of our precious places. It’s all risk and no gain for Kangaroo Island,” said Mayor Peter Clements, Mayor of Kangaroo Island.
“People in Mayo will be on the frontline if a major oil spill spreads along the SA coastline. They know it’s just not worth the risk. The upcoming by-election is a great chance to send that message straight to Canberra,” said Craig Wilkins, Chief Executive of the Conservation Council of SA.
“The people of Mayo clearly think the Great Australian Bight should be protected as a sanctuary, not turned into an industrial zone,” said Wilkins.