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Wilpinjong coal

Peabody Energy’s subsidiary Wilpinjong coal has applied for a new coal exploration licence to open up more land next to Wollar village to coal mining. 

Help the community save the last intact landscapes of Wollar and stop further coal expansion in New South Wales by lodging a submission against the licence. 

Send an email to the Manager Titles Assessment via [email protected] 

Include your name and address in your objection and make sure you clearly say that you object to the granting of Exploration Licence Application 6415 to Wilpinjong Coal Pty Ltd.

Tell them about why the area is not appropriate for coal exploration:

  • Object to a coal exploration licence being granted within 500m of Wollar village over 1670 ha of grazing and cropping country, bushland and creeks
  • There are significant Aboriginal cultural heritage sites in the Wollar area particularly near creeks and rock overhangs, including artwork, ochre quarries, scar trees and artefact scatters.
  • There are critically endangered ecological communities in the application area, including remnants of Box Gum Woodland and derived native grasses.
  • There is habitat for many endangered bird species including the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater and threatened bird species reliant on native grass seed.
  • There is habitat for Koala in the Wollar area.
  • Wollar and Wilpinjong Creeks are within the application area with alluvial aquifers associated with surface flows. Many springs occur in the surrounding landscape.
  • The northern section of the application area is adjacent to Goulburn River National Park.
  • Wollar Village is the access point for visitors to the Goulburn River National Park. The exploration area within 500m of the village covers scenic landscape views.
  • Object to any new coal resources being released in NSW.

 


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  • Matthew Washington
    commented 2022-02-10 12:30:10 +1100
    I object to a coal exploration licence being granted within 500m of Wollar village over 1670 ha of grazing and cropping country, bushland and creeks. The Bylong and surrounding areas are a beautiful part of the country very popular with tourists and grey nomads. I believe that the granting of this coal license is just the thin edge of the wedge and is a short term project that will damage the area and its many assets. It is a needless risk to the local grazing cropping and to the native habitat. The Coal industry is a dying and we should not destroy lasting assets that benefit our agricultural and grazing industries, and bring income via tourisme. Our beautiful habitat with its treasures of threatened animal and plant species and the numerous indigenous sights that will also possibly be desecrated and damaged is too big a risk. No we must preserve these natural assets and existing farms and say no to this coal exploration license !
  • Meg Braddock
    followed this page 2022-02-10 12:14:05 +1100
  • Rebecca Kay Bushnell
    commented 2022-02-10 11:48:07 +1100
    There are significant Aboriginal cultural heritage sites in the Wollar area particularly near creeks and rock overhangs, including artwork, ochre quarries, scar trees and artefact scatters.
  • Rebecca Kay Bushnell
    followed this page 2022-02-10 11:46:47 +1100
  • Alison Bencke
    commented 2022-02-10 11:36:24 +1100
    NO NO NO. I’m objecting to new coal leases on environmental and climate change grounds. I don’t need to repeat all the arguments, NO MORE NEW COAL LEASES. Yes we can’t remove all the coal today but let’s keep working on renewable solutions and alternates to coking coal. Big white Anglo companies and fellas, your day is done, RETIRE gracefully and let the new younger people create the new paradigm without fossil fuels. way !!!
  • Wal Cooper
    commented 2022-02-10 10:50:54 +1100
    The clownish destruction of the environment is typical of feral capitalism; short-sighted, selfish and self-interested egotism
  • John Haren
    commented 2022-02-10 10:43:08 +1100
    Absolutely disgusting. Just another example of greed rep[lacing responsibility.
  • Alexander Beer
    commented 2022-02-10 10:30:40 +1100
    Agree
  • lenore taylor
    commented 2022-02-10 10:15:03 +1100
    I object to another coal mine in the area of Wollar. We know that bushland supports all types of biodiversity, one being the Regent Honeyeater. Aboriginal Heritage areas are all around and natural springs. The people of Australia are tied of their land being destroyed by coal mines and governments who have no forward thought at all. DO WE WANT A POISONED LAND LIKE AMERICA, RUSSIA ETC. NO NO NO ACT NOW ….NO MORE COAL MINES.
  • Nimmi Ragavan
    commented 2022-02-10 10:14:58 +1100
    Please. No more.