April 29, 2010

Cliffs crumbled due to coalmining, says new report - 27 April 2010

DOZENS of cliffs have crumbled or collapsed, Aboriginal rock art has been destroyed and metre-wide
cracks opened in the earth as a result of coalmining in the Gardens of Stone wilderness area near
Lithgow, an independent report has found.

The report, to be launched today by the former premier Bob Carr, documents wide-scale, unpublicised
damage, including the destruction of some of the area's unique sandstone pagodas and rock arches.

''In its monitoring reports to government, the coal industry regularly understates the damage caused,''
said Keith Muir, the executive officer of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, which produced the
report. ''Mine operations do not work to minimise environmental damage and have been largely
unresponsive to environmental concerns.''

April 26, 2010

Centennial Coal - Meeting with Beau Preston 25/March 2010

Peter Knowland, Peter Docker and Jolieske Lips met withBeau Preston, General Manager, Projects and Business Development on 25 March 2010.

Discussion covered -
  • Community Consultation
  • Exploration
  • Environment
  • Planning Process
See Centennial letter of 15 April 2010- Centennial.pdf

April 23, 2010

NSWFA mining aggreements

Received this email from David Clarke -

"I have attached those documents (see below) from the meeting Tuesday night.(NSW Farmers AGM)
Hope they come through OK please let me know if anything else needed.
You maybe interested to know that Rylstone branch is asking Fiona Simpson (NSWEA mining taskforce Chair) to address all the locals at information event soon.
Will keep you posted."

April 22, 2010

Guidelines for Access to Private Property-draft

Message from Peter Docker:
"I have prepared some guidelines for access to private property under a Mining Exploration Title with attachments that you may like to comment on. It could be given to the locals who attend the NSW Farmer Association AGM Tuesday at 7.30pm. at Running Stream Hall as the mining situation will be under discussion. This is a Group that we need to work with as their mining opposition goes beyond the water issues."

See RSWUA Mining Exploratiion Titles.pdf for draft document.