Phil Bradley

  • donated 2020-04-05 18:21:25 +1000

    Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!

    Your financial contribution will go directly to the front line of communities working hard to protect this amazing country.

     donatepage-image.jpg

    Lock the Gate operates in accordance with a privacy policy, which can be viewed here.

    We are not third party campaigners.

    Donate

  • donated 2019-06-12 15:36:31 +1000

    Bylong Valley Trip Tickets

    Adults $38.50, Kids are Free

     

     

    Donate

  • posted about Protect Sydney's Drinking Water Catchments on Facebook 2016-09-27 13:00:40 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!

    Protect Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment

    Our drinking water, our rivers and even our World Heritage areas are threatened by longwall coal mining in the greater Sydney region.

    The agency that manages Sydney’s drinking water catchment sees longwall coal mining as one of the biggest threats to our water supply.

    NSW’s Chief Scientist said that our catchment is the only publicly owned drinking water catchment in the world where coal mining is allowed.

    A 2016 poll found that 84% of people in NSW want farmland, water and environment protected from coal mining and CSG.

    But the Government is still giving the tick to coal mining in Sydney’s water catchment.

    It’s time that Premier Berejiklian declared Sydney's drinking water catchment a no-go zone for coal and coal seam gas mining.

    The map of coal mines beneath Sydney’s water...

    MINEMAP.jpg

    Surrounding our vital reservoirs, are the Special Areas, usually kept clean and untouched, to act as natural filtration systems - except for longwall coal mining.

    These dams shown above provide 20% of Sydney’s water. Swamps and rivulets currently provide water even during dry times to these dams - until they’re cracked forever from below.

    #1. APPIN COAL MINE
    Flammable methane leaking through Nepean River due to riverbed cracks caused by nearby longwall coal mining.

    #2. METROPOLITAN COAL (PEABODY) MINE
    Undermining Woronora Catchment
    The once pristine waterway, Waratah Rivulet, in the Woronora Catchment Special Area which flows into Woronora Dam, was cracked and drained by mining in 2006.

    #3. RUSSELL VALE COAL MINE
    Undermining Cataract Catchment
    WaterNSW was scathing about Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale expansion plan: “The estimated water loss of 7.3 million litres per day is unacceptable, particularly during dry periods.”

    #4. DENDROBRIUM COAL MINE
    Undermining Cordeaux Catchment
    Sept 2016 catchment inspection revealed newly cracked and drained creeks and dry wetlands. WaterNSW objected to a proposal lodged by Illawarra Coal, saying the risks to the Sydney water supply are “unacceptably high.” Recently, Professor Jim Galvin has warned of “potential permanent consequences for the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Metropolitan Special Area.” A Department of Planning report has revealed that precious rainfall that should be feeding Sydney's dams and drinking water supply is being drawn into polluted mining voids underground.

    1,245 signatures

    Demand that Premier Berejiklian protect Sydney's drinking water catchments. 

    Add signature

  • posted about The Bulga Declaration on Facebook 2015-12-17 22:23:53 +1100
    The Bulga Declaration: stand with Wonnarua people and the village of Bulga against Rio Tinto.

    The Bulga Declaration

    3,071 signatures

    bulgadeclaration.png

    combined_portraits_text_scale.png

    We, the undersigned, make this promise: we will not allow the Warkworth mine to destroy Saddle Ridge and the Warkworth Sands, nor the village of Bulga.


    Saddle Ridge and the Warkworth Sands harbour woodlands and wildlife that are vanishing from the Hunter Valley due to open cut coal mining. The area is an ancient pathway and place of harmony, protection, and direction for Wonnarua people. It shields the village of Bulga from noise and dust rising from the super pits of Rio Tinto's Mount Thorley-Warkworth mine. For the Wonnarua, the people of Bulga, and the wildlife, Saddle Ridge and the Warkworth Sands are home; protecting and guiding them. Such things cannot be compensated for. They cannot be sold, or replaced.


    The NSW government may have signed the death warrant for Warkworth Sands and the village of Bulga, but the people have not. The government and Rio Tinto are colluding against us, but we are united and we will not be subdued.


    The highest courts in New South Wales have rejected the Warkworth mine expansion for the same reasons we reject it. By siding with Rio Tinto to subvert the people’s victory in court, the government has crossed a line. Now we are the ones that will uphold fairness, protect the ridge and restore faith in organised community.


    We stand with the village of Bulga and Wonnarua traditional owners. We pledge to them that we will use all peaceful means to help them protect community and culture from the Warkworth coal mine.


     

    The Declaration is endorsed by:

    You can add your name by filling in the form below.

    Add signature

  • posted about Join on Facebook 2015-12-15 12:40:26 +1100
    Check out Lock the Gate Alliance. I just joined the movement

    Join the Movement

    Will you join potato farmers in north west New South Wales, foodies in Brisbane, dairy farmers in Gippsland, Traditional Owners in the Gulf, wheat farmers in WA's breadbowl, cattlemen from the Territory, surfers from Sydney and even coal miners from the Hunter Valley in being part of the extraordinary movement to protect Australia's wide brown beauty, rich farmland, ancient culture and unique wildlife from damage by unconventional gas and coal mining?

    Whoever you are, there's a place for you. Please join us!

    Sign up

Campaigner for a Safe Climate, human rights, ecological sustainability, peace & social justice. TAFE Teacher, Teachers Fed/AEU unionist & civil engineer.

connect

get updates

Liquid syntax error: Error in tag 'subpage' - No such page slug site.signup_page

Content on this site is authorised by Georgina Woods for Lock the Gate Alliance, Lismore NSW.