The message was clear from the 1000-strong crowd at today's Protect the Kimberley rally in Cottesloe, Colin Barnett has a fight on his hands.
With the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, conservationists and supporters from across Perth invaded the Premier's heartland in protest over his push for a $30 billion LNG hub to be built at James Price Point, near Broome.
Stalled negotiations with traditional land owners over the deal has seen the Premier move to compulsorily acquire the land after Woodside nominated the site as its preferred location.
Opening the rally - which was heavily promoted by WA music stars John Butler and Missy Higgins - Louise Morris from the Conservation Council said the Kimberley was at the brink of being an industrial wasteland if WA citizens did not stand up and protect it.
WWF Australia WA director Paul Gamblin told the crowd the campaign was targeted at the "clear and present danger" of some of the biggest industrial developments in the world being built in the pristine Kimberley.
"Barely a week goes by without a bid from a resources company…to get another piece," he said.
Mr Gamblin said the issue was above politics and it would never be cheaper, better or easier to put environmental protections in place across the region.
Wilderness Society campaign coordinator Peter Robertson said Mr Barnett was absolutely determined for the project to go ahead in the Kimberley and had staked his political future on it.
"We have to convince the Premier that there is a way out for him that will save his political face," he said.
Throughout the numerous addresses, speakers spoke directly to Mr Barnett and referred to him being in the crowd but thewest.com.au was told he did not attend the event at the Cottesloe Civic Centre.
Neil McKenzie, co-chair of the Save the Kimberley conservation group and a Jabirr Jabirr custodian, flew down from Broome for the protest.
He said Mr Barnett had one hell of a fight on his hands. "We're not going away, we're going to be here a long time," he said.
A final decision on the James Price Point location from Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has been postponed for 12 months.A spokeswoman for the Premier said he would not be responding to the protest.