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Read the latest items on the current threat to the
Gardens of Stone by Coalpac Pty Ltd's "consolidation" proposal below.

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5th October 2013: One step closer to saving the beautiful Gardens of Stone

Conservation groups have warmly welcomed a strong recommendation by the NSW Department of Planning that the proposed Coalpac open-cut coal mine near Lithgow be refused because of its impacts on the natural and scenic values of the Gardens of Stone.    more ...

30th August 2013: Coalpac update – the wait continues!

The only task remaining in Stage 2 of the assessment process, as prescribed by Minister Hazzard, was for the DP&I to complete its report for the Director General's signature.    more ...

26th April 2013: Nationals must champion policy on open cut mining

The NSW Nationals have a clear policy on open cut mining, namely that a 5km buffer zone apply to villages and towns in NSW. Community groups are calling for action that champions the policy in the Lithgow Region.    more ...

16th November 2012: Filmmakers depict bleak future for iconic Gardens of Stone

Filmmakers have painted the bleak future that the mining industry proposes for the Gardens of Stone NSW, and they have placed the onus of this becoming a reality on the NSW Government.    more ...

29th October 2012: Report finds coal extraction and combustion presents health risks

A report has found that people living close to coal extraction and combustion processes are at risk of negative impacts to their health and community. In particular, open-cut coal extraction is bad news for the elderly and children.    more ...

18th September 2012: Concert launches musical works inspired by Gardens of Stone

The media are invited to attend and review an outstanding live concert that presents an album of original music for piano and didjeridu. Gardens of Stone is inspired by the spectacular landscape of the Gardens of Stone, North-western Blue Mountains and is written by Amanda Handel in collaboration with Michael Jackson.    more ...

21st August 2012: Coalpac proposing new acid mine drainage problem for environment

Former CSIRO scientist, Dr. Haydn Washington, says Coalpac Pty Ltd is proposing new and unpreventable Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) problems for the environment. This environmental disaster would be in addition to the company's AMD impacts on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area coming from its decommissioned Canyon Colliery.    more ...

15th August 2012: The Hon. Catherine Cusack launches book about Gardens of Stone

The Hon. Catherine Cusack will launch the book "A threatened wonderland - the Gardens of Stone" at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday, 15th August 2012.    more ...

7th August 2012: NSW Health raises concerns over Coalpac Pty Ltd's proposal

Residents and environment groups have had their concerns around potential health threats from the Coalpac Consolidation Project, echoed by NSW Health. In its submission on the proposal, the agency identifies a number of long-term health effects from dust, emissions from blasting and noise effects for the people of Cullen Bullen and the local school.    more ...

26th July 2012: Authority says Coalpac's proposal too noisy for residents

After carefully reviewing documents, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has stated it cannot support the Coalpac Consolidation Project, proposed by Coalpac Pty Ltd, due to the unacceptable noise impacts it will have upon residents.    more ...

19th July 2012 : Report claims Coalpac failed needs analysis for project

An independent review of the controversial Coalpac Consolidation Project reports that Coalpac has based its environmental assessment Project on economic benefits, and very little on social and environmental considerations, echoing sentiments from the local Cullen Bullen community and environment groups.    more ...

15th July 2012: A phenomenal effort from our supporters

Over 700 submissions were received and the Society wishes to thank everyone for their efforts. This is a phenomenal result! The many residents of Cullen Bullen who will be directly affected, were moved by the level of support.    more ...


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