The 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival will host the tenth annual "Tamworth Cares" concert on Wednesday 25th January.
Featuring country music stars such as Bushwackers, Pat Drummond and Paul Robert Burton Band. This is the country music community's way to thank those who support Lock The Gate, working towards keeping our Plains free of inappropriate Coal and Gas developments.
Normally $22 Lock The Gate friends can purchase here for $15 each. Limited number available!
Concert 7pm - 11pm, Wed 25 Jan 2017
Tamworth Town Hall, Fitzroy St, Tamworth.
Ticket collection: 5.15pm - 6.15pm, The Tudor Hotel, 327 Peel St, Tamworth
Join with like-minded people for a night of celebrating, dancing and singing!
As loud as a coal mine!
Let's get the EPA to listen to noise complaints...
- 12pm, Monday 30th January
- EPA office, 117 Bull Street Newcastle
- Bring your own noise maker!
Have you ever been kept awake all night by noisy neighbours? In desperation you smother your ears with the pillow to try and find some quiet, but the constant rumble and crash from next door won't go away; it penetrates your skull and brings you to your wits end?
Imagine if that happened every night. Imagine if your new neighbour was a massive open cut coal mine operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and didn't really care who they kept awake. Dozens of bulldozers, dump trucks, drag lines, and excavators moving billions of tonnes of rock and earth just beyond your back fence, while you try to get some sleep. It's enough to send you bonkers.
This is the awful reality faced by many people in the Hunter Valley and elsewhere in NSW. They are the collateral damage of the NSW government's addiction to coal mining. They complain to the mining company, to politicians, but nobody listens. They complain to the Environment Protection Authority – the agency responsible for controlling noise pollution – but nothing happens.
In fact, the EPA is about to make things even worse: they are in the process of weakening noise pollution regulations in NSW so that coal mines will be allowed to inflict even more torment and sleepless nights on even more people.
The EPA is not listening to us. So let's make ourselves impossible to ignore. Let's make ourselves as loud as a coal mine!
At 12pm on Monday 30th January, mine noise affected residents of the Hunter will hold a protest outside the EPA's Newcastle office. We'd love you to join us.
We want to make a lot of noise, so please bring something to help do that. Whistles, pots and pans, tubas, dirt bikes, whatever takes your fancy.
Another QLD election is just around the corner, likely to be called sometime this year so we need all hands on deck.
It’s all on the line this election – our water, our health, our thriving long-term industries. For too long the mining billionaires have been drowning out to voices of Queensland communities. The fossil fuel industry has been taking everything they want, risking the health of communities, damaging our tourism industry and polluting our water and air, while leaving their mess behind for Queenslanders to clean up. This state election our government needs to listen to the voices of Queensland and stop letting the fossil fuel industry undermine our democracy.
Come along and find out what Lock the Gate has planned, we would also love your help to further develop the plans. Anyone is welcome whether you are experienced or new to lock the gate. Dinner will be provided.
If you are interested in helping out Lock the Gate with this campaign but won’t be able to make it. Please register here.