Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining

We the undersigned demand the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and his Roads Minister Duncan Gay refuse to close Bulga's Wallaby Scrub Road to allow Warkworth Mining Limited (Rio Tinto) to destroy our convict built heritage road for open cut coal mining.

The owner of the road, Singleton Council, has reaffirmed its objection to the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road by voting against the closure at their recent meeting. Council is supporting the Bulga community, and we call on the Baird Government to do the same.

Baird's State Government has ignored the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court and abandoned the people of Bulga and Milbrodale in the Hunter Valley. The Commonwealth Government has worked hand in glove with the NSW Government to allow the destruction of world unique woodlands and aboriginal culture and history.

Wallaby Scrub Road is a heritage road built by the convicts and must be preserved as part of our European heritage. We must not allow a profit driven international mining company to destroy our heritage against wishes of the community and to mine a product which is destroying our planet.

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  • signed 2016-09-18 13:34:36 +1000
    STEPHEN BALLANTINE
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-17 20:30:03 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • signed 2016-09-17 20:27:37 +1000
    This road is a vital resource for travel. To eliminate this road, would be eliminating Bulga, as well as jerrys plains.. Businesses would suffer and so would residents that would have to uproot their entire lively hood..
  • signed 2016-09-13 15:08:45 +1000
    a useful road for avoiding mainstream traffic and cutting travel time between Broke and Denman
  • signed via 2016-09-12 17:18:23 +1000
  • signed via 2016-09-12 08:35:10 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-11 20:27:28 +1000
    We go this way all the time when traveling north up the New England and out to Bylong which another mine is going to stuff it would be a shame to close it. We went past you guys bike riding this afternoon but couldn’t stop so we made it our mission to sign this partition cheers for your efforts.
  • signed 2016-09-11 20:19:22 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-11 20:08:47 +1000
    Stop mining destruction of our valuable Hunter Valley farm land and road network that serves our whole community
  • signed 2016-09-11 18:43:19 +1000
    This road is a vital link and widely used. It should be preserved for the greater community
  • signed 2016-09-09 09:46:37 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-08 20:24:11 +1000
    We use Wallaby Scrub Road regularly to travel from Tamworth to Sydney via a stop in the Hunter Valley wineries area and love the convenience, peace and quiet, and beautiful scenery along this route.
  • signed 2016-09-07 18:09:03 +1000
    Use this road on a regular basis for travel between Tamworth & Sydney to break the continual highway run, would be outrageous to loose public access.
  • signed via 2016-09-06 22:48:21 +1000
    jane margarets
  • signed 2016-09-06 22:45:21 +1000
    A convict built road – part of the nation’s European heritage – to be destroyed for the profits of a multi-national mining company trading in planet-frying coal? Gotta be joking. What the hell is going on Mike Baird?
  • signed via 2016-09-06 16:52:18 +1000
  • signed via 2016-09-06 11:24:15 +1000
    Sacrilege. Where will this end?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-06 08:43:23 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • signed 2016-09-05 20:04:09 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-05 19:00:47 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-05 16:18:09 +1000
    Wallaby Scrub Road is one of the few remaining examples of central Hunter Valley floor dry ironbark woodland remnants. It contains an undescribed species of land snail that may be endemic to the Hunter Valley.
  • signed 2016-09-04 20:12:59 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-03 18:04:07 +1000
  • signed 2016-09-02 18:50:43 +1000
  • signed 2016-08-31 22:59:31 +1000
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  • signed via 2016-08-20 22:43:59 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-20 21:44:08 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • signed 2016-08-20 21:42:01 +1000
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