A group of protesters today lunchtime in front of Centennial Coal's head office chanted slogans seeking pure drinking water, not mine waste; and World Heritage and nationally endangered swamps protected from mining. Centennial Coal please:
Posted: 25 August 2015
Posted: 18 August 2015
On July 2 a waste heap collapsed sending coal fines into the Wollangambe River where they remained for more than five weeks without any effort at a clean up. Finally, the coal fines began to be removed from the river on Saturday August 8, 2015.
Posted: 16 August 2015
Threatened heritage subversion - Centennial Coal’s swamp scam by Keith Muir Newnes Plateau supports two types of threatened swamp communities – Shrub Swamps and Hanging Swamps. Both types are listed as ‘Matters of National Environmental Significance’ under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Any mining proposal that could potentially cause significant impacts to these swamps must be approved by the Federal Environment Minister after an environmental review.
Posted: 14 August 2015
Springvale generates more mine effluent than the PAC assessed
Posted: 21 July 2015
Joan Domicelj AM Joan Domicelj AM originally trained as an architect and urban planner. Over recent years, she has worked as a heritage advisor and cross-cultural mediator - in particular on the values and conservation of world heritage properties.
Posted: 5 July 2015
Anthony Bond OAM is a freelance writer and curator. Until recently he was Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW where he was responsible for collecting and displaying International contemporary art since 1984. He has curated many important contemporary and historical exhibitions including:
Posted: 18 November 2014
The receiver managing Coalpac, the owner of the Invincible Colliery and Cullen Valley Mine, said on Monday that the company will be liquidated. The receiver has also stated that this makes it highly unlikely that there will be an appeal of the recent Planning Assessment Commission decision to block the expansion of open-cut mining in the Cullen Bullen area.
Posted: 27 August 2014
Why you should be concerned?
Posted: 4 July 2014
Alex Colley Symposium - Key Note address by Bob Carr 'Without Alex, there would be little wilderness protected in the state' Bob Carr
Posted: 3 July 2014
The Coalition parties are attempting wreck our national parks. Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia has too many parks and the NSW Government under Premier Barry O’Farrell and now Premier Mike Baird has put national parks on trial, several times in fact. Pillaging the Pilliga
Posted: 1 July 2014
by Jill Wran Jim and I were correspondents over 40 odd years. This is my last letter to him. Dearest Jim
Posted: 27 May 2014
In the last few months four major coal mining proposals in the Gardens of Stone region have come forward. So now the fate of this outstanding region, which is part of the original 1932 Greater Blue Mountains National Park proposal, largely rests with these mining plans.
Posted: 3 April 2014
The NCC advises that the NSW Government has proposed sweeping changes to the regulation of logging operations in our state forests. If these proposals become law, the proposed changes will:
Posted: 16 February 2014
Alex Colley OAMWonderful tributes to Alex from the Colong Foundation, the Sydney Bush Walkers and ABC Radio National are below.
Posted: 10 February 2014
Sonia Bennett is a singer, songwriter, artist and bush regenerator. She points out that it is easier and less costly to look after healthy, protected bushland that to fix it after it has been damaged or destroyed.
Posted: 4 February 2014
Please write a letter to Parliamentarians supporting the draft Blue Mountains draft LEP, 2013
Posted: 16 August 2013
Local scientist, musician and photographer extraordinaire, Wyn Jones, gave a presentation at the National Landscapes Forum last month. Wyn writes of his love for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, its wildlife and wilderness. Wyn is a great advocate for nature conservation and this is his story.
Posted: 2 November 2012
Infrastructure NSW has proposed that the O’Farrell Government immediately restart the proposal to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 23 metres that was rejected back in 1995.
Posted: 21 September 2012
Wilderness, tourism and national parks: taking stock and looking aheadUniversity of Technology, Sydney, 21-23 September 2012Conference papers and power point presentations
Posted: 5 September 2012
The proposals for a new NSW planning scheme contained in the in the Green Paper are deeply disturbing. These proposals would bring about a significant reduction in environmental protection, public participation in decision making and access to the courts. Community and conservation activists should not wait till these proposals are fleshed out but object to the general thrust of the proposed deregulation plan now.
Posted: 15 August 2012
This excellent video of dramatic images by Ian Brown and others (see below) that Karen McLaughlin has put to original new music by the noted composer Amanda Handel, with the assistance of the composer. Special thanks to those who generously donated their images for this video: Andrew Valja, Rob Baigent, Judith Bennett, Ian Brown, Julie Flavell, Chris Jonkers, John Harris, Akos Lumnitzer, Julian Robinson, Sonja Ross and L & M Turton, Julie Favell and Chris Jonkers.