The Liverpool Plains have some of the most productive farmland in the world, yet both the Abbott and Baird Governments have approved a massive coal mine right in the middle of them, threatening not only the farmland, but critical Koala habitat too.
This is yet another bad decision made by a broken system that sacrifices our long-term water and food security for the short-term profits of mainly foreign-owned mining corporations.
However, the Liverpool Plains farmers are fighting back and plan on stopping this mine from being built.
The next step for Shenhua Coal is to be granted a mining licence by the State of NSW. The person who decides whether or not to grant the licence is Resources Minister and Member for Lane Cove Anthony Roberts.
So we invited Liverpool Plains farmers to visit Lane Cove — to speak to us and tell their side of the story to Minister Roberts.
Join us on Saturday 12 September to hear from the farmers themselves, including members of Liverpool Plains Youth, who are leading the charge, and find out what you can do to protect our best farmland, our Koalas and our groundwater supplies!
To find out more about the Shenhua Watermark project click here.