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Commemorates the campaign conducted by the Baddaginnie, Benalla and Violet Town to stop a government proposal to build a toxic dump in the area.
|Address:||Cowslip Street, Violet Town, 3669|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.6369|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
We Will defend our country No Toxic Dump
On 12th November 2003 the Victorian State Government announced plans to locate a toxic waste dump in this district, and threatened to acquire the farming properties of the Burns, Crocker, Errey, Goldsworthy and Wills families for that purpose.
This plaque is to recognise that : in order to protect the lives, the livelihood and the well being of the people in the region and the integrity of the natural environment, the communities of Baddaginnie, Benalla and Violet Town united in a well organised campaign which defeated the government proposal.
"We love this country"