Join Willoughby Coal and Gas Watch as they host a special screening of this award winning film at the Willoughby Uniting Church on Thursday the 26th of October at 6:30 pm.
This epic film, documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free.
It is a timely story of a community’s heroic stand and shows how a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.
This is a family friendly event, all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.
Entry by donation, to support the amazing work of the film maker Brendan Shoebridge and local community group Willoughby Coal and Gas watch.
The Central Coast community has been fighting off the proposed Wallarah 2 project in Wyong's drinking water catchment for over a decade, but the proposed mine has refused to die.
Please join local groups on November 3rd to rally for WATER NOT COAL, and show the NSW Planning Assessment Commission that it's time to kill off this harmful and unwanted mining proposal for good.
- 8am November 3rd
- Wyong Golf Club
Want to do more?
After the rally, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission will be holding a public meeting inside the golf club. Anybody can register to speak for a few minutes at the public meeting, and we need lots of people to speak up for WATER NOT COAL. Can you register to speak? You don't need to be an expert, you just need to tell them what you think. Here are some points you might like to make.
To register to speak at the PAC public meeting you need to call (02) 9383 2112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact number.
Visiting the people and places threatened by coal mining
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017
- Departing Sydney 6am Saturday, picking up in Newcastle 8:30am Saturday.
- Return Newcastle 4:30pm Sunday, return Sydney 7pm Sunday.
- Purchase tickets below. Price covers travel and meals. Accommodation will be free camping.
The Hunter Valley is at the crossroads. For the past decade, we have been subjected to a relentless string of new and expanded coal mine projects that have pushed the impacts of mining to a crisis point. Air pollution smothers our towns, proud rural villages are being pushed to breaking point, and our non-mining industries struggle to survive.
Now, as the thermal coal industry enters into global decline, two very different visions for the future of the Hunter Valley are vying.
The coal lobby's vision is more coal mining. They want new mines approved, and existing mines to continue expanding and swallowing up surrounding landscapes and communities. They will happily condemn the Hunter Valley and its people to go down on the sinking ship of the thermal coal market, with no others industries left to replace it when it’s gone.
Our vision is for a vibrant and prosperous post-coal Hunter region that's free from the chains of mining dependence, where agricultural industries regrow and new industries flourish.
We invite you to join us to visit people and places of the Hunter Valley that are threatened by coal mining, and join our campaign for an alternative vision for our region.
The tour will include:
- Learning about the culture and history of the Wonnarua Aboriginal people of the Hunter, and the impacts of mining on their landscapes and places.
- Meeting with the Bulga community, to learn about their 7 year struggle against the Warkworth mine expansion that threatens the survival of their village.
- Lunch with Hunter hero Wendy Bowman, winner of the 2017 Goldman Prize for her efforts to save Camberwell from the South East Open Cut coal mine.
- A visit to Muswellbrook, a town already heavily affected by air pollution from coal-mining, but subject to several new nearby open cut coal mine projects.
- A barbecue with the community of Wollar, which is threatened with extinction by the expansion of Wilpinjong coal mine.
- A tour of the spectacular Bylong Valley, a rich agricultural area and home to the iconic birthplace of natural sequence farming, Tarwyn Park, under threat by the proposed Bylong coal mine.
On Saturday 24 March 2018 it will be exactly one year to the New South Wales state election. New South Wales will be at a crossroads. One road leads to more coal and gas mining. The other leads to clean farmland and water, protection of Indigenous cultural heritage and healthy communities.
On 24 March, people from around the state will converge on Sydney to make an unmistakeable call to protect land, water and people from the impacts of coal and gas mining.
The march will be led by First Nations people, followed by riders on horseback. It will feature gasfield free communities and coal-affected communities proudly displaying their banners alongside people from all over Sydney and beyond that want clean and healthy drinking water and farmlands, environmental justice and a clean energy future.
It’s going to be huge and we hope you’ll all put this date in your diaries and join us on the day.