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

Marita Haigh
Tracey Esler
Kym Biddell
Suzy Brown
LIz Stanton
Peta Condon
Patricia Ogilvie
R Perillo Boutin
Matt Duffin
Stephanie Hart
Lorraine Ross
Susan McLean
Justin Haggarty
Victoria Hart
Shane Griffiths
D'Arcy Mayo
John Butler
Beryl Swan
Louisa-Jill Fowler
Michelle Burdekin
Shelley Stutdert
Susan Buchanan
Mary Webb
Am Lee
Craig Angus
Therese Rockendorfer
Mariea Whittle
Charlotte Samiec
Maureen Mader
326 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Marita Haigh
    signed 2016-08-09 19:49:18 +1000
    Marita Haigh
  • Tracey Esler
    signed 2016-08-09 19:21:56 +1000
  • Kym Biddell
    signed 2016-08-09 19:15:35 +1000
  • Suzy Brown
    signed 2016-08-09 19:06:48 +1000
  • LIz Stanton
    signed 2016-08-09 18:52:26 +1000
  • Peta Condon
    signed 2016-08-09 18:49:53 +1000
  • Patricia Ogilvie
    signed 2016-08-09 18:49:30 +1000
  • R Perillo Boutin
    signed 2016-08-09 18:44:44 +1000
    We need to stand up together and STOP this madness now.
  • Matt Duffin
    signed 2016-08-09 18:41:33 +1000
  • Stephanie Hart
    signed via 2016-08-09 18:07:36 +1000
  • Lorraine Ross
    signed 2016-08-09 18:00:23 +1000
  • Susan McLean
    signed 2016-08-09 17:56:48 +1000
  • Justin Haggarty
    signed 2016-08-09 17:43:41 +1000
  • Victoria Hart
    signed via 2016-08-09 17:43:25 +1000
  • Shane Griffiths
    signed 2016-08-09 17:26:20 +1000
    Absolutely disgusting from our government! Lock The Gate!
  • D'Arcy Mayo
    signed 2016-08-09 17:25:44 +1000
  • John Butler
    signed 2016-08-09 17:25:03 +1000
  • Beryl Swan
    signed 2016-08-09 17:24:06 +1000
    It’s time we looked after our heritage – this is very worthy of protection. Please listen to the people, once it is gone we’ve lost some amazing history!
  • Louisa-Jill Fowler
    signed 2016-08-09 17:20:36 +1000
  • Michelle Burdekin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-09 17:16:35 +1000
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Michelle Burdekin
    signed 2016-08-09 17:15:19 +1000
    The big thumb of mining has weighed the scales down in favour of one aspect of society only. There is more to good government than shoring up the interests of corporate players and the brief gains brought to some workers. The treatment of Mr Taggart in his defense of the road stands as an appalling yet symbolic act of the Protected bully boys in this industry, aided and abetted by government.
  • Shelley Stutdert
    signed 2016-08-09 17:12:56 +1000
    So sick of seeing the rape n pilage attitude of the world….STOP!
  • Susan Buchanan
    signed 2016-08-09 17:12:03 +1000
    Susan Buchanan
  • Mary Webb
    signed 2016-08-09 17:05:45 +1000
  • Am Lee
    signed 2016-08-09 17:02:43 +1000
  • Craig Angus
    signed 2016-08-09 17:01:27 +1000
    Craig Angus
  • Therese Rockendorfer
    signed 2016-08-09 17:00:25 +1000
  • Mariea Whittle
    signed 2016-08-09 16:49:32 +1000
    mariea whittle
  • Charlotte Samiec
    signed 2016-08-09 16:48:36 +1000
    We shouldn’t have to be petitioning the government to protect Australia’s precious heritage, environment and its communities.
  • Maureen Mader
    signed 2016-08-09 16:46:13 +1000

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