Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch are pleased to invite you and your family and friends to a screening of a beautiful new film about the campaign to protect communities, water and the Pilliga forest from coal seam gas (CSG) in NW NSW.
Drilling through groundwater sources in the Pilliga puts communities at risk of losing access to their only sources of water, groundwater that is especially necessary during times of drought.
“Pilliga Rising reminds me that the power of community and everyday people coming together to protect each other and their most treasured resources can move mountains and change the world for the better.” - Musician, John Butler
"mesmerising, heartbreaking, exhilarating" Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney Morning Herald
WHERE: Lane Cove Library. Library Walk Lane Cove
WHEN: Wednesday June 26, 2019 at 6:15pm for 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TICKETS: Entry by donation would be appreciated.
Speakers include Naomi Hogan and Anna Christie.
- Naomi Hogan is co national director of Lock The Gate Alliance.
- Anna Christie is a campaigner for the protection of the Leard and Pilliga forests.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Please save the date in your diary and we hope to see you there.
Be there for Bylong on the first weekend of the school holidays. Come for the weekend or make a day trip on Sunday 7 July to see Sara Storer live in concert. Buy your ticket below.
SARA STORER LIVE IN CONCERT - 1PM, SUNDAY 7 JULY
Sara is recognised as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. In 2016 she won an ARIA for Country Album of the Year. In 2017 she was voted Female Artist of the Year at the Country Music Awards of Australia. In total, she has won 21 Golden Guitar awards. Join us to hear Sara and her brother Greg play a special family-friendly show in the magnificent, scenic Bylong Valley.
MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT
Camp* with Lock the Gate in the Bylong Valley or book a house in Mudgee, Rylstone and surrounds. Activities include:
- Bylong briefing (Sunday morning): hear latest campaign news, what you can do and why this place deserves protection
- Community film night in the Bylong Hall (Saturday night): stay tuned for an update about an engaging, family-friendly program to be announced soon.
- Self-drive Bylong tour: see the gorgeous Valley on our self-drive tour. Take pictures that will make other people want to join the campaign. Best photo wins a case of wine.
- Sara Storer live in concert: Sunday lunchtime
* Campers will have to be entirely self-sufficient in food. Water is available. There is a local store which sells a limited amount of food such as pies and sandwiches.
WHY IS THIS EVENT HAPPENING?
The Bylong Valley and it’s richly productive farmland is at risk from a brand new coal mine proposed by KEPCO. But there’s still hope that the NSW Independent Planning Commission will recognise the unique values of this place. The coal project would have unacceptable impacts on local agriculture, water and on rich natural and cultural heritage. It is the wrong mine, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Join us in the Bylong Valley to see for yourself what’s at stake.