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On 17th October, 2014, the NSW Planning Assessment Committee refused Coalpac's proposed expansion of the Invincible Colliery and Cullen Valley Mine.
Here's an extract from the Commission's determination.
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society would like to thank its many hundreds of members and supporters, and associated organisations, for their tireless efforts over the past several years in this and previous campaigns to protect the Gardens of Stone.
Listening to the Blue Mountains.
Jim did his first Blue Mountains bushwalk (to Princes Rock lookout) 50 years ago and has lived in Wentworth falls for 40 years.
One of the most important insights that he has gained during his half-century living in the bush is the realisation that, although the living things that we share this planet with do not speak human languages, they do have voices.
Known as an enthusiastic promoter of bushwalking, Jim Smith now believes that people in the bush are doing too much walking and not enough sitting. He says that the most remarkable things that he has seen and heard in the bush were experienced when he was standing still, sitting or lying down.
He will discuss the bush sounds which were once common but have now disappeared from the Blue Mountains, the sounds that modern human ears miss, mysterious and terrifying night sounds, bird dialects, echoes, the loudest and most subtle sounds of the region, silences, his favourite sounds, the most horrible sound he ever heard and sounds that only he has heard. Jim will explain why it is harmful to watch televised nature documentaries and discuss the pathological condition termed nature deficit disorder syndrome.
Although the sounds of the Blue Mountains vary on a daily and seasonal basis, Jim believes that there is an underlying soundscape, or "music" distinctive to the region, that few people know how to listen to. There will not be a "question time" after this presentation, but members of the audience will be invited to share their own special memories of the sounds of the Blue Mountains.
Visitors will be very welcome. Gold coin donation.
It'll be a wonderful chance to go out for a walk or two with the kids and have a lovely time looking around and appreciating the local bush at a beautiful time of year.
Find out much more about how to spot koalas and your opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist contributing to valuable research.
Bring the family along to our meeting - here's more detail
Update - September 2014
Council currently anticipates that the Draft Plan will be finalised and forwarded to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for Ministerial approval in November.
Full information can be found on the Blue Mountains City Council website.
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society has also undertaken its own analysis of the submissions to DLEP 2013 which you can find by clicking here.
Help us preserve the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage region.
Native Plant Nursery
Operating at Lawson and Blackheath, our nursery grows native plants for residents and organisations. Find out how you can buy plants or help out at the nursery.
Walking is a great way to meet people, keep fit and enjoy nature. Come and explore the beautiful Blue Mountains with friendly people. Like us on Facebook
The Bushcare Group meets once a month to remove weeds and plant native species at the Valley of the Waters site. New members are always welcome.
The Plant Study Group
The Plant Study Group meets once a month and travels to different locations in the mountains, enabling it to see a diversity of species and plant communities.