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The Impact of Coal Mining on the Gardens of Stone

Open cut coal mining in the Gardens of Stone should be considered unacceptable and should be terminated as soon as possible. Rehabilitation of current open cut coal mining operations must be carried out thoroughly, in an on-going manner, with the utmost consideration for hydrology and utilizing endemic plant species.

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Coal mining | Colong Foundation

Coal mining - the problems In 2014 the Planning Assessment Commission rejected Coalpac open-cut mining proposals and its time to reserve the Gardens of Stone region. Right now, though, the friends of coal, such as EnergyAustralia, are rallying their forces to support open-cut mining in this area. In 2012 the Planning Assessment Commission rejected the original Coalpac open-cut

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The Gardens of Stone | Colong Foundation

The Gardens of Stone 2 reserve proposal. Threats. There are a number of threats to the Gardens of Stone. The most significant current impact is coal mining which in turn affects water quality in much of the region, causes cliff collapses, pagoda cracking and swamps to dry up. Conservation Issues

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Gardens of Stone | Colong Foundation

The mine project covers an enormous area - 10,551ha of Newnes State Forest and Centennial Coal is seeking a consent to mine coal until 2053. Read more about Angus Place mine extension – heralds damaging mining in the spectacular Gardens of Stone region

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Coalpac proposal to mine in the Gardens of Stone is back ...

Apr 03, 2014 · 3 April, 2014. Coalpac proposal to mine in the Gardens of Stone is back from the dead. Environment groups are outraged that a company under administration has lodged an application to restart and expand a coal mine in the Gardens of Stone near Lithgow that is very similar to a project that has been rejected already by state planning bodies.

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Mountains of damaging evidence – Colong Foundation ...

"The Colong Foundation’s recently released report (The impact of coal mining on the Gardens of Stone) contains mountains of evidence on the damage being caused in a proposed Gardens of Stone reserve. The reserve proposal has been specifically configured to allow continued underground coal mining, provided the values of the area are protected,” said Keith Muir director of the

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Submission as an objection to proposal R031/15 ...

The above events are further detailed and referenced in Appendix 1 - The Impact of Coal Mining on the Gardens of Stone, 2010, section 3.2 Case study: the Springvale Water Transfer Scheme, pages 41-43. Given this track record, the Colong Foundation has no confidence in the engineering design of the proposed SDWTS transfer augmentation pipeline ...

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Miners put Gardens of Stone under siege | Colong Foundation

In the last few months four major coal mining proposals in the Gardens of Stone region have come forward. So now the fate of this outstanding region, which is part of the original 1932 Greater Blue Mountains National Park proposal, largely rests with these mining plans. Coalpac has proposed to restart its Cullen Valley and Invincible mines, and Centennial Coal has proposed

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Stop Centennial Coal wrecking the Gardens of Stone region ...

SUMMARY: The proposed Angus Place and Springvale longwall mining extensions are located under the centre of Newnes Plateau in the Gardens of Stone region.The mining will impact mainly on Carne Creek, but also the Wolgan River, Marangaroo and Bunglebouri Creek headwaters.The proposed Angus Place extension covers 2,638 hectares of the Plateau and will cause the land surface to subside up to

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Mountains of damaging evidence – Colong Foundation ...

"The Colong Foundation’s recently released report (The impact of coal mining on the Gardens of Stone) contains mountains of evidence on the damage being caused in a proposed Gardens of Stone reserve. The reserve proposal has been specifically configured to allow continued underground coal mining, provided the values of the area are protected,” said Keith Muir director of the

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Coalpac proposal to mine in the Gardens of Stone is back ...

Apr 03, 2014 · 3 April, 2014. Coalpac proposal to mine in the Gardens of Stone is back from the dead. Environment groups are outraged that a company under administration has lodged an application to restart and expand a coal mine in the Gardens of Stone near Lithgow that is very similar to a project that has been rejected already by state planning bodies.

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Protecting the Gardens of Stone

Mining in the region has had detrimental impacts on the Gardens of Stone: it has collapsed cliffs, cracked pagodas, polluted water sources and dried swamps. Continued mining operations risk severe and irreversible damage to the Gardens of Stone. I have been told that mine operators previously agreed to restrict mining activities to longwall ...

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Submission as an objection to proposal R031/15 ...

The above events are further detailed and referenced in Appendix 1 - The Impact of Coal Mining on the Gardens of Stone, 2010, section 3.2 Case study: the Springvale Water Transfer Scheme, pages 41-43. Given this track record, the Colong Foundation has no confidence in the engineering design of the proposed SDWTS transfer augmentation pipeline ...

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Protest against open cut mining in the Gardens of Stone ...

May 14, 2011 · Protesters hold up a banner demanding no open cut mining in the Gardens of Stone. The unique scenery and biodiversity of the area is currently threatened by a proposal by Coalpac Pty Ltd that would turn more than 1000 hectares of publicly owned forest over to exclusive occupation and destruction by open cut coal mining.

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jrobens's blog | Gardens of Stone

Four tours exploring the beauty of the Gardens of Stone area and the impacts of coal mining. Choose a tour on Saturday or Sunday tour or one on each day. Trip 1 - 17th October Destination Pagoda Circuit - booked out; Trip 2 - 17th October Angus Place Tour - see the damage; Trip 3 - 18th October Destination Pagoda Circuit - booked out

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Blogs | Gardens of Stone

Four tours exploring the beauty of the Gardens of Stone area and the impacts of coal mining. Choose a tour on Saturday or Sunday tour or one on each day. Trip 1 - 17th October Destination Pagoda Circuit - booked out; Trip 2 - 17th October Angus Place Tour - see the damage; Trip 3 - 18th October Destination Pagoda Circuit - booked out

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Gardens of Stone

At the time of writing (2012), the Gardens of Stone National Park is seriously threatened by increasing and encroaching coal mining enterprises. Sadly, evidence of collapsing stone and general degradation of the environment can be seen near the Park’s border.

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keith's blog | Gardens of Stone

A big new Gardens of Stone reserve should become the foundation for Lithgow’s diversified economy as local mining declines. Stand shoulder to shoulder with those working towards a Gardens of Stone reserve and a better future for Lithgow. Please make a tax-deductible donation to help continue this work. Donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.

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Gardens of Stone – the other Blue Mountains – National ...

The Gardens of Stone Alliance – formed in 2014 by the Lithgow Environment Group, Blue Mountains Conservation Society, and Colong Foundation for Wilderness – believes the region’s environmental and scenic values offer significant opportunities to a community hit hard by declining jobs in coal mining and power generation.

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Gardens of Stone v coalmine rubble | Lee Rhiannon

Mar 27, 2012 · Coal mining companies in this area have a very poor track record in abiding by the conditions under which they operate that should provide some limits on the noise and air pollution. Already, coal mining is degrading the Gardens of Stone as environmental management by mining companies and government agencies is largely ineffective.

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Save this hidden wonderland from coal mining | Nature ...

Underground coal mining threatens this special area by longwall mining under wetlands, causing the bedrock to crack and the water to drain. With no water, these lush wetlands turn into dust bowls. The Angus Place mine, which operated underneath the Gardens of Stone, is applying to massively re-start and expand operations until 2053.

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Coalpac proposal to mine in the Gardens of Stone is back ...

Apr 03, 2014 · 3 April, 2014. Coalpac proposal to mine in the Gardens of Stone is back from the dead. Environment groups are outraged that a company under administration has lodged an application to restart and expand a coal mine in the Gardens of Stone near Lithgow that is very similar to a project that has been rejected already by state planning bodies.

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Coal giant’s campaign to destroy a rural community | Green ...

A protest against mining in The Gardens of Stone in Springwood on April 21. The sites are in a proposed extension to the Gardens of Stone National Park and surround the small town of Cullen Bullen. Coalpac’s “consolidation project” involves expanding its Invincible and Cullen Valley coalmines, and building a new quarry in the Ben Bullen ...

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The Habitat Advocate » Blog Archive Coalpac Coal Mine to ...

The magnificent Gardens of Stone under threat of mining (Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW) In January 2012, Coalpac re-submitted its development proposal and “after liaising with the department on a number of issues, the proponent submitted a revised EA in mid January which has now been deemed adequate ,” according to Mr Pearson.

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Gardens of Stone – the other Blue Mountains – National ...

The Gardens of Stone Alliance – formed in 2014 by the Lithgow Environment Group, Blue Mountains Conservation Society, and Colong Foundation for Wilderness – believes the region’s environmental and scenic values offer significant opportunities to a community hit hard by declining jobs in coal mining and power generation.

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Gardens of Stone - (Blue Mountains Conservation Society ...

The Manildra Group (Castlereagh Coal) are proposing to open cut mine in the Gardens of Stone area as an extension of its Invincible Mine north of Lithgow. This extension is in part of the area that two independent Planning Assessment Commissions concluded should have "the highest level of protection" from mining.

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The Habitat Advocate Airly mine Archives - The Habitat ...

“The Gardens of Stone is a place worth saving that has great potential for quiet, family-based recreation. The proposed system of new Gardens of Stone parks will greatly enhance tourism opportunities in the central and western Blue Mountains around Lithgow,” said

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The Geoheritage and Geomorphology of the Sandstone

While Gardens of Stone National Park was proposed in 1985, a park by that name was not created till 1994, and covered only 11,780 Ha, later being extended to 15,080 Ha. The Park gazetted was the area of the pagoda country that did not overlie mineable coal (due to the thinning of the coal seams and ‘bad roof’ due to jointing). While some ...

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keith's blog | Gardens of Stone

A big new Gardens of Stone reserve should become the foundation for Lithgow’s diversified economy as local mining declines. Stand shoulder to shoulder with those working towards a Gardens of Stone reserve and a better future for Lithgow. Please make a tax-deductible donation to help continue this work. Donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.

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Angus Place more destructive than Airly ... - Gardens of Stone

Congratulations, together environment groups have pushed back against the 2000 hectare Angus Place mining proposal and with luck our efforts shall ensure NSW is not locked into coal-fired electric power generation for another 33 years. Dr Brad Smith of NCC found out that the design life of the Mt Piper power plant is much shorter than the life of the proposed mine, defeating the main ...

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Advice to decision maker on coal mining project

Potential impacts to the flow regime and water quality in Airly Creek due to the discharge of mine affected water, which flows through the Gardens of Stone National Park, part of the GBMWHA. While impacts to regional water resources are considered unlikely, subsidence and drawdown

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Underground coal mining threatens... - Lock The Gate ...

I just signed a petition calling on the government to protect the Gardens of Stone from coal mining and stop the Angus Place mine extension. Add your voice today >>> nature.org.au. Save this hidden wonderland from coal mining.

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One step closer to saving the beautiful Gardens of Stone

impacts on the natural and scenic values of the Gardens of Stone. The Director General’s assessment report found that the impacts of the mine on the conservation values of the site would be ‘unacceptable’, and that ‘the site is fundamentally unsuitable for such a large scale open-cut mining proposal’.

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