Rio Tinto and the NSW Government have underestimated the spirit of the Bulga community. The Bulga community are now staging a peaceful, daily road-side vigil – will you join us? RSVP below.
Bulga residents and supporters are gathering every day from 8am to protect cultural heritage from the expansion of the Warkworth coal mine.
Where: Each day on Putty Road, near Wallaby Scrub Rd, Bulga (1¼ hrs from Newcastle, or 2½ hours from Sydney).
Check out the Stand with Bulga to protect heritage from coal mining Facebook page and/or email email@example.com if you need more details before joining us.
Rio Tinto want to mine Wallaby Scrub Road, part of the convict-built, heritage-listed Great North Road, and a much-used public thoroughfare.
The road holds both State and Federal Heritage Status and warranted establishment of a protection and preservation organisation funded by both State and Federal Governments and named “Convict Trail Project” (CTP).
In addition to the destruction of our convict heritage, Rio has also have been given permission to blast through Saddle Ridge - a precious cultural site of the Wonnarua people. Saddle Ridge also shields the village of Bulga from noise and dust rising from the super pits of Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley-Warkworth mine.
The NSW government may have signed the death warrant for cultural heritage, Saddle Ridge and the village of Bulga, but the people have not. The Bulga community are united and we will not be subdued.
Just yesterday, Wonnarua elders Uncle Kevin Taggart and Aunty Pat Hansson were arrested after telling police they would not move from the side of Putty Road.
We are taking a stand for justice. We must protect our heritage from coal mining. Please join the vigil.
Bulga residents have fought for over six years to save their town from the Warkworth coal mine expansion. They won two court cases against the project. But Rio Tinto and the NSW Government joined forces against them, and re-approved the mine.
Now, Bulga residents have no legal avenues left to undo the approval.
But are they going down without a fight? No way. Not Bulga.
Join us in Sydney on Sunday 7th August, we're setting up New Bulga – a pop-up community that will symbolise, for a moment at least, everything we hold dear about our community. We'll set up our new village in the heart of Sydney – under the noses of the decision-makers that have conspired against us. And we want you to join us in support.
Come along for a fun family-friendly event in the heart of Sydney,
After a six year struggle to save their town from the Warkworth coal mine, Bulga residents are travelling to Sydney to set up New Bulga - a new village to replace the historic Hunter Valley community that Rio and the government have set out to extinguish.After spending Sunday in the Domain, the New Bulga demonstration will set up at 52 Martin Place on Monday August 8th. This is right outside the office block that Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Rob Stokes work in. We need to remind them that real humans, real communities are paying the price for this government's addiction to coal.
We'd love you to join us.
Can you join us as we celebrate all that we love about Queensland and raise our voices against all that is put at risk by allowing unfettered, dangerous coal and gas mining projects?
To protect food, water, life and our beautiful places, join us for great new speakers and music on Monday, 29th August at 10am, outside Parliament House, George St, Brisbane.