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.

Who's signing

Daniel Parris
Amy Ey
Blythe Deonck
Rhianon cox
Carolynne Robertson
Nic Clyde
Fran Alexander
Annette Schneider
Greg Phelan
Christopher Robertson
Ian Napier
Chris Kelley
Margaret Armstrong
michael collins
Laila Bell
Audrey McLean
Johanna Parker
Lynden Jacobi
Maryann Doolette
Sandy May
Kerry Down
Maxine Duthie
Janice Atkins
Kathleen Clarke
Mary Sowersby
325 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Daniel Parris
    signed 2016-08-31 22:59:31 +1000
  • Amy Ey
    signed 2016-08-31 11:18:55 +1000
  • Blythe Deonck
    signed via 2016-08-20 22:43:59 +1000
  • Rhianon Cox
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-20 21:44:08 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Rhianon cox
    signed 2016-08-20 21:42:01 +1000
  • Carolynne Robertson
    signed via 2016-08-17 17:21:19 +1000
  • Nic Clyde
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-17 17:13:33 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining http://www.lockthegate.org.au/petition_wallaby_scrub_road?recruiter_id=95863
  • Nic Clyde
    signed 2016-08-17 17:13:26 +1000
  • Fran Alexander
    signed 2016-08-17 15:43:40 +1000
    trying to get down on Friday to show support
  • Annette Schneider
    signed 2016-08-17 13:59:00 +1000
    I always go via Putty Rd and Wallaby Scrub Road when I visit my son. There is no sane alternative. There is also no sane alternative to protecting the heritage of both aboriginals and early settlers along with the health of our children. You are allowing this destruction against the international Paris agreement to stop the increase of global warming. You are breaking natural law and international law. You are also breaking Australian law – how can you possibly let this happen when Bulga has won twice in court? This is a prime example of COALition corruption and their willingness to ride roughshod over community concerns. We will win in the end because the planet itself is turning on our species. http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  • Greg Phelan
    signed 2016-08-14 19:18:32 +1000
  • Christopher Robertson
    signed 2016-08-14 17:14:39 +1000
    From a protect area to a coal mine, never trust the mining industry, no matter what they say. Lying bastards all of them.
  • Ian Napier
    signed 2016-08-14 17:08:37 +1000
    There is no sense of social justice left in the NSW government with respect to this development. I have been appalled at recent PAC decisions and the impact this project is having on the locals – both potential and real including land values.


    That said, a well done to Baird over the Liverpool Plains BHP decision. Now for Shenwau and KEPCO.
  • Chris Kelley
    signed 2016-08-14 15:51:15 +1000
    It is a disgrace that this mine extension has been allowed to go through, it seems that the government is more interested in money then the communities health
  • Margaret Armstrong
    signed 2016-08-14 11:29:19 +1000
  • michael collins
    signed 2016-08-13 16:41:40 +1000
  • Catherine Selden
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-11 13:43:35 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Catherine Selden
    @SeldenCat tweeted link to this page. 2016-08-11 13:43:32 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining http://www.lockthegate.org.au/petition_wallaby_scrub_road?recruiter_id=129293
  • Laila Bell
    signed 2016-08-11 13:00:54 +1000
  • Audrey McLean
    signed 2016-08-11 09:38:40 +1000
  • Johanna Parker
    signed 2016-08-11 08:55:25 +1000
  • Lynden Jacobi
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-11 02:53:45 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Lynden Jacobi
    signed via 2016-08-11 02:53:22 +1000
    The extension this mine and the destruction it will cause to environment and community should be stopped immediately.
  • Maryann Doolette
    signed 2016-08-11 00:00:40 +1000
  • Sandy May
    signed 2016-08-10 23:16:49 +1000
  • Kerry Down
    signed 2016-08-10 22:55:15 +1000
    Watching the disgraceful behavuer of our so called representatives that only have 1 job to look after Australias best interested I,m both sadened and disgusted at what there uesing there clout to destroy our countrey and treat our people as criminals . All for money from other countries that wont fix their messes befor leaving . These years will go down in History as the time our Goverment was full of traitores ( i,m disablied and can,t use a mobile ph)
  • Maxine Duthie
    signed 2016-08-10 22:06:25 +1000
    Selling off to the Chinese is bad enough without our own government taking away our land!
  • Janice Atkins
    signed 2016-08-10 19:49:26 +1000
  • Kathleen Clarke
    signed 2016-08-10 17:10:05 +1000
  • Mary Sowersby
    signed 2016-08-10 17:06:51 +1000

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