Ben Bullen Addition to the Gardens of Stone National Park
We invite you to write a short letter requesting the reservation of this fantastic area as an addition to the Gardens of Stone National Park. Xstrata Coal's mine operations are now completed and the former mining area is being rehabilitated. It is up to you to help secure this beautiful area within a state conservation area.
So let the O'Farrell Government know you support the reservation of this area:
The Hon. Robyn Parker MP The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP The Hon Chris Hartcher MP
Minister for the Environment Premier of NSW Minister for Resources & Energy
Parliament House Parliament House Parliament House
Sydney NSW 2000 Sydney NSW 2000 Sydney NSW 2000
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Some of the points you could include in your letters:
• The entire 8,776 ha Ben Bullen and Wolgan State Forests, including the upper Baal Bone Creek area, should be reserved as a state conservation area.
• Nestled on the Great Dividing Range, the spectacular Ben Bullen forest merits protection for its scenery values alone. Reservation would also protect to two important upland swamps.
• The pagoda rock formations in area proposed for national park protection form several complex mazes surrounded by high cliffs.
• If the Coalpac open-cut mine should not be allowed to scalp 1088 hectares of forested hillsides on both sides of the Castlereagh Highway. Please take action to reserve these forests to stop the damage.
From the list below, pick the letter(s) you want to send. Copy and paste text of these the pdf files below to your word processor. Add your address, print them out, sign them and send them off. Send a copy of replies to the Colong Foundation, 2/332 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000.