30 years ago mining was at least 30 kilometres away. Today mining is at the doorstep of our internationally renowned Hunter Valley thoroughbred breeding studs.
Mining projects such as the Bickham Coal Project, the new Drayton South open cut coal mine, the Doyle’s Creek underground coal mine, Spur Hill’s proposed underground mine are just a few examples of mines that are so close to our operations that they threaten our industry, jobs, water, air quality and the future of our communities.
We are not opposed to all coal mining but the Hunter Valley is saturated and has reached a tipping point.
Click here to download a map of current and proposed mining activity in the Hunter Valley.
Click here to download a map of proposed coal seam gas mining in NSW and other parts of Australia.
Two independent Planning Assessment Commission reports (Bickham and Drayton South) concluded that open cut coal mining and international scale thoroughbred breeding operations cannot co-exit in close proximity. Both recommended against these mines proceeding. But both these coalmining companies continue to pursue their mining projects – projects that if approved will destroy our industry, jobs, air quality, waterways and communities.
We need your support to send a strong message to Members of Parliament that the Hunter Valley is worth protecting, that our prime agricultural lands, our environment, our sustainable jobs and communities are worth protecting – now and for future generations.
Don’t let mining destroy our futures.
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