Tarwyn Park needs heritage listing!

Check out our new video (thanks Lock The Gate and Cloudcatcher media), and then head over to this page and ask Minister Speakman to protect Tarwyn Park with an Interim Heritage Order. Continue reading

The Book of Peter

Listen to some pearls of wisdom from the incomparable Peter Andrews, who brought Tarwyn Park "Back from the Brink" only to see it fall into the uncaring hands of the KEPCO mining company. Continue reading

Have your say on mining in the Bylong Valley

The future of the Bylong Valley hangs in the balance. Korean-owned power company KEPCO has plans for two open cut coal mines (to operate for 10 years) and an underground mine (to operate for 20 years), to dig up 6.5 million tonnes of thermal coal a year, with 24/7 operations. If this big new mine complex goes ahead it will transform the pristine and productive valley into a series of coal pits and industrial coal infrastructure. The NSW Government is currently inviting submissions on KEPCO's plans. We have until Friday 6 November to review KEPCO's mine plans and send in our feedback. Continue reading

Peter's Battle for Bylong

Peter Grieve runs Talooby Angus Stud in the pristine Bylong Valley. This is Peter's battle for Bylong:  Continue reading

Bylong Valley mine plans released

NEWCASTLE HERALD reports: A Korean government-backed mine proposal that will spell the end for an iconic Upper Hunter farm has been placed on public exhibition. An environmental impact statement of more than 3000 pages said the mine would run for 25 years and provide 90 million tonnes of coal over its life, with an average annual workforce of 290. Continue reading

Crowdfunding campaign launched to fight KEPCO's Bylong mine proposal

The Battle for Bylong ramped up a notch today with the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign. Money donated will pay for experts to review KEPCO's Environmental Impact Statement Continue reading

Bodies to be moved from cemetery for KEPCO coalmine in Bylong Valley

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD reports: A small notice in the Mudgee Guardian in April was the first residents of Bylong Valley knew of plans to disinter five bodies from their local cemetery at the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. The church, sold in 2008, has now been bought by Korean power company, KEPCO, as part of its plans for a major open-cut mine in the valley. Continue reading

Minister urged to intervene in coal mine consultation

ABC reports: The New South Wales government is being asked to make a mining company carry out broader consultation on its plans for a coal mine in the Bylong Valley. Campaigners have written to the Planning Minister Rob Stokes saying KEPCO has only spoken to landholders it believes will be directly affected by noise and dust. Continue reading

Plain and simple, agriculture is at risk

THE LAND reports: IF YOU thought Shenhua's Watermark mine was the ultimate test of big coal's grip on government, you would be sadly mistaken - worse is yet to come. Continue reading

Authority led astray by false photos of KEPCO's Bylong mining application

NEWCASTLE HERALD reports: A Korean power company is under investigation after a NSW government department was given false photographs to back a Bylong coal-mine drilling application. Continue reading