The Rocky Hill Coal Mine is threatening the beautiful Gloucester Valley.
URGENT PUBLIC MEETING - Rocky Hill Coal Mine - Wednesday 23 May 2018, 6.30pm, Gloucester Soldiers Club - CLICK HERE

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If approved the Rocky Hill Coal Mine will extend mining in the valley for decades.

Schools and hundreds of homes are within the 5km health danger zone of the project’s first stage. Future expansion could be as close as 1km from the built up area of Gloucester.

The source of health and environmental problems will be closer to people and the risks will last longer than the Stratford mine.

In a world of oversupply and industry decline due to energy competition why should another coal mine be imposed on the rural community of Gloucester?

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ROCKY HILL COURT APPEAL UPDATE
23 April 2018

Dear Members and Supporters
Groundswell Gloucester’s application to be joined as a party to the proceedings was heard in the Land & Environment Court on Friday. Despite vehement opposition from GRL which fought tooth and nail to prevent the community from being directly represented, the Court today determined that Groundswell Gloucester could be joined to the proceedings and able to raise the issues of climate change and social impacts of the proposed mine. This is a wonderful preliminary victory.

Being joined to the proceedings means that we will be able to present our own evidence and cross examine witnesses. Of course this will not come cheaply and we must now turn to the task of undertaking some significant fundraising. We will be calling a public meeting within the next few weeks.

The Groundswell Gloucester Team

ROCKY HILL REFUSED
The Planning Assessment Commission has rejected the Rocky Hill Coal Project.
The PAC's reasons for refusing the development application are: 
1. the creation and operation of an open cut coal mine in this proposed location, within the RU1 and E3 zones of the Gloucester Local Environmental Plan 2010, is in direct contravention of each zone’s objectives;  2. the residual visual impact of the mine would be significant throughout all stages of the project; and  3. the project is not in the public interest.
The full PAC report can be found 
here.

Groundswell Gloucester’s submission to the PAC can be found here.  

This decision is in accordance with the recommendation of the Department of Planning that the project not be approved. The Department of Planning had identified the project’s proximity to existing residential areas and its predicted visual amenity, noise, and air quality impacts as being significant factors in its assessment.  The Department of Planning’s full assessment report can be found
here.

GRL Thumbs Nose at Community
As expected, GRL has announced that it intends to appeal to the Land and Environment Court against the Planning Assessment Commission's (PAC) rejection of the the Rocky Hill coal mine.  This decision clearly demonstrates that GRL has no interest or concern for this community and is driven entirely by self interest and greed.

Groundswell Gloucester’s Media Release can be found here.
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Dear Members and Supporters,

Following the recent update about the Rocky Hill Court Case,
many have requested bank details in order to make a donation.
These offers are very much appreciated.


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