Rio Tinto and the NSW Government have underestimated the spirit of the Bulga community. The Bulga community are now staging a peaceful, daily road-side vigil – will you join us? RSVP below.
Bulga residents and supporters are gathering every day from 8am to protect cultural heritage from the expansion of the Warkworth coal mine.
Where: Each day on Putty Road, near Wallaby Scrub Rd, Bulga (1¼ hrs from Newcastle, or 2½ hours from Sydney).
Check out the Stand with Bulga to protect heritage from coal mining Facebook page and/or email [email protected] if you need more details before joining us.
Rio Tinto want to mine Wallaby Scrub Road, part of the convict-built, heritage-listed Great North Road, and a much-used public thoroughfare.
The road holds both State and Federal Heritage Status and warranted establishment of a protection and preservation organisation funded by both State and Federal Governments and named “Convict Trail Project” (CTP).
In addition to the destruction of our convict heritage, Rio has also have been given permission to blast through Saddle Ridge - a precious cultural site of the Wonnarua people. Saddle Ridge also shields the village of Bulga from noise and dust rising from the super pits of Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley-Warkworth mine.
The NSW government may have signed the death warrant for cultural heritage, Saddle Ridge and the village of Bulga, but the people have not. The Bulga community are united and we will not be subdued.
Just yesterday, Wonnarua elders Uncle Kevin Taggart and Aunty Pat Hansson were arrested after telling police they would not move from the side of Putty Road.
We are taking a stand for justice. We must protect our heritage from coal mining. Please join the vigil.