Rally to save Bulga from mining

12:30pm 19th December

  • Singleton

Rio Tinto and the NSW Government are colluding to try and sneak through a new expansion of the Warkworth open-cut coal mine, next to the village of Bulga in the Hunter Valley.

The new mining application was sprung on Bulga residents in November, without any warning, and is racing through the planning system so fast it looks set to be approved by Christmas. The process usually takes a year or two.

The last application to expand the Warkworth mine is still awaiting a ruling from the NSW Supreme Court, after the Land and Environment Court overturned its approval. The Judge decided that the impact of the mine expansion on people and the environment would far exceed any benefits of the project to NSW.

Since then, the O'Farrell Government has changed the law to stop judgements like that being made again.

The government's Planning Assessment Commission will hold a public meeting on the new application to expand the Warkworth mine, in Singleton on 19th December. Come and show your support for Bulga, and send a message to the O'Farrell government:

It's time to break up with Rio Tinto, and stand up for the public interest. Let's protect Bulga from coal mining.

Rally to save Bulga:

  • 12:30pm Thursday 19th December

  • Alroy Park Diggers Club – Dorsman Drive, Singleton Heights

For more information on the Warkworth mine and the campaign to save Bulga, visit: