Environmentalist and former senator Bob Brown will visit Albury-Wodonga next week as part of the campaign against the Adani coal mine in Queensland.
The Stop Adani Convoy leaves Hobart on Wednesday and will arrive on the Border the next day ahead of a 9.30am departure at Gateway Lakes on Good Friday.
Stop Adani Albury-Wodonga convener Tracey Esler and Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health's Bobbi McKibbin urged people to come and see the convoy.
"It's our opportunity to actually have a voice and show support for those that are going to be directly affected up in that area," Ms McKibbin said.
"Yes, we're thousands of kilometres away but we've got a voice, we've got numbers and all of that adds weight to it."
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On Tuesday Environment Minister Melissa Price approved the groundwater management plans for Adani's Carmichael coal mine and rail infrastructure project, but noted this did not comprise final approval.
"To date, only 16 of 25 environmental plans have been finalised or approved by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments with a further nine to be finalised," Ms Price said.
"This project has been subject to the most rigorous approval process of any mining project in Australia."
Ms Esler, who will take part in the whole convoy to the Galilee Basin and Canberra, said the announcement of the latest approvals as well as the federal election date had given the Adani issue greater exposure.
"It was ironic, I thought, the timing of 1000 farmers protesting in Albury on the very same day that you've got the Australian government threatening Australia's biggest water resource," she said, referring to Tuesday's water rally in QEII Square.
Dr Brown has described the Adani project as "the environmental issue of our time and the Great Barrier Reef is at stake".
Ms McKibbin will join the Melbourne to Albury convoy leg, calling the trek a "pivotal moment" that contributors would remember with pride.
"Participating in an event like this, that will stick with me for the rest of my life," she said.
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