"It’s happening in a lot of mining towns where communities are being ripped apart. You can’t live there anymore because the rental costs go up and you start to lose all your volunteers.
Those people, like the grandma that does the tuck shop, can’t afford to live there anymore and they move and then the actual fabric of the community is fractured".
Abigail Andersson is a mother of three from Kingaroy. The water on her farm was affected by underground coal gasification several years ago. Now she is worried about plans for a coal mine just 2km from Kingaroy, and the potential impacts on the health of her family and the well-being of her community.