Wednesday 26/3/14 at the Liverpool Plains Shire Council Chambers 9.00am to 12.30pm
There will be a special Community Consultative Meeting for the Caroona Coal Project where BHPB representatives and consultants will present the Caroona Coal Project Mine Plan and key findings of the Gateway Application. This will provide an opportunity for Landholders to participate in an interactive Q&A Session.
RSVP to [email protected] by the 23rd March.
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With a new Government in Macquarie Street, the new NSW Resources Minister Chris Hartcher was coy today, when the media reiterated CCAGs questions as to the extension of the expired BHP exploration lease covering Caroona Exploration Area. Trusting the mining companies to ‘do the right thing’, for example, not to mine under aquifers, or not to route gas pipe lines through black soil plains etc etc is not something that is apparent to Liverpool Plains landholders.
As CCAG chairman Sandy Bloomfield said today, this mining lease renewal is a great opportunity to revisit mining exploration conditions, to formalize mining companies promises and to implement real environmental safeguards.
Much fun was had at the Blockade, the Monday night before Christmas, at the CCAG “Thank You” BBQ organised by the SOS Liverpool Plains girls.
Rodney the Clown entertained the many children with balloon figures, jokes and face painting and everyone joined in the Christmas carols: “O Little Town of Caroona”, “Good Old Georgus Clift”, “Santos the Red-faced Company” and a rousing rendition (to the tune of Santa Claus is comin’ to town) of “BHP Ain’t Comin’ To Mine”- old favourites with brand new words more fitting to the times we are in. The finale was left for a Steve Charles solo singing his very moving “Bring It On” accompanied by guitar.
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