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 2017-02-21 12:45:42 +1000
  • signed via 2017-02-20 06:35:16 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-20 05:49:57 +1000
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  • signed 2017-02-20 05:49:27 +1000
    I am a frequent user of this road, please do not close it.
  • signed 2017-01-17 17:20:03 +1000
    Lynn Benn
  • signed 2016-12-20 22:46:35 +1000
    This road is a vital piece of local transport infrastructure. When roads, communities, towns and other community items need to be moved so dodgy mining companies can continue causing destruction there is a rat in the System somewhere – the issue is finding said rat.
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  • signed via 2016-12-20 22:08:37 +1000
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  • signed 2016-12-20 20:47:35 +1000
  • signed 2016-12-20 19:49:07 +1000
    Helen A O Connor
  • signed 2016-12-20 19:44:26 +1000
    I have used this road for the past 35 years leave the bloody thing alone
  • signed 2016-12-20 19:02:21 +1000
    Lyndell Whiteford
  • signed 2016-12-20 18:24:19 +1000
    Please stop companies from destroying our heritage….even tho they are obviously paying you, your mates and all your colleagues $thousands and helping you secure your lifetime future workplaces once you have been kicked out of parliament at the next election.
  • signed 2016-12-20 18:05:16 +1000
  • signed 2016-12-20 18:01:06 +1000
    The continued use of fossil fuels adds to catastrophic global warming leading to dire consequences for the whole world. It will also make it difficult if not impossible for Australia to honour its commitments to the Paris Accord to keep global warming at or below 2 degrees centigrade. The burning of coal adds to air and water pollution, loss of habitat, loss of biodiversity, loss of residential and farming land, and kills thousands of people every year through air pollution. The revenue generated through royalties and tax is paltry compared to the aforementioned irredeemable and irremediable losses to our people, our planet and our future. Keep it in the ground Mr Baird, and invest in the rich rewards of renewable energy, for all our sakes.
  • signed 2016-12-20 17:18:52 +1000
  • signed 2016-12-20 16:48:26 +1000
    We must not allow ANY NEW or expanded fossil fuel projects ANYWHERE in Australia
  • signed 2016-12-20 11:51:54 +1000
    Mark Flanagan
  • signed 2016-12-20 11:45:26 +1000
    This is public property. How dare Rio Tinto make a grab for it. As well, we should be phasing coal out, NOT expanding it!
  • signed 2016-12-20 11:30:24 +1000
    Why is an international mining company allowed to destroy part of our national heritage for profit which won’t even benefit us
  • signed 2016-12-04 10:35:36 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-20 08:16:16 +1000
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  • signed 2016-10-20 08:15:50 +1000
  • signed 2016-10-08 15:06:23 +1000
    My pops farm is at wallaby scrub road and I’d hate to see it destroyed I’d love to one day be able to buy that farm that we have so many good memories at!
  • signed 2016-09-18 13:34:36 +1000
    STEPHEN BALLANTINE
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