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Please chip in to support farmers and the local community fighting the Acland Stage 3 coal mine on the Darling Downs.

After more than a decade of opposition to the mine, farmers are facing a huge challenge to stop Stage 3 taking their groundwater and with it, their livelihoods.

In October 2022, the Queensland Government granted New Hope’s Acland coal mine extension its Associated Water License, the final approval it needs to start mining New Acland Stage 3.

In a last ditch effort to stop the mine, the community is exploring all legal options.

More than ever, your support is needed – there may not be another chance.

Please chip in to support landholders who want to see the mining project withdrawn, for good, and who are backing sustainable agriculture and renewable energy as the future for the Darling Downs foodbowl.

All funds raised through this page help Lock the Gate support farmers and local groups opposing the New Acland Stage 3 expansion.



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