The Rocky Hill Coal Mine is threatening the beautiful Gloucester Valley.

Dear Members and Supporters
The last few weeks have been extremely busy for committee members. There have been regular meetings with the lawyers and discussions with local residents of those housing estates that will be most impacted if mining operations were to proceed.

A large number of objectors have now agreed to present to the Land & Environment Court when it convenes in Gloucester from 15 to 17 August.
All in all, our case is coming together well and we are extremely pleased with the situation.

Fundraising has also been a focus of attention. Thanks to the generosity of members and supporters, including one anonymous donor who has been exceedingly generous, we are making good progress towards our target but still have a way to go.

The sold-out Music in the Vineyards fundraiser was a fabulous day, thoroughly enjoyed by all who were lucky enough to secure a ticket. A big thank you to the Barrington Tops Greens for facilitating the event, to John Dugas for hosting us at his beautiful property and to Sue Watts and her team for all the organisational arrangements that ensured the success of the event.

The next planned fundraiser event is a Trivia Night:
When: Saturday 4 August at 6.30pm
Where: Gloucester Citizens Centre in Hume Street
Tables of 8 - make up your own table or join another table
$10 per person, BYO food and drinks
Book early at Gloucester Health Foods.

As stated, we still have a way to go to reach our fundraising target, so we welcome ideas and projects - please contact a member of the committee.
In the few weeks remaining before the court case, it is still possible to make a written submission to the Court. If you would like to do so, please send your draft submission to us so that we can run it by the EDO to ensure that it fits the structure and thrust of our case.

We also need people to attend the hearings, both in Gloucester and Sydney, so will be in touch again closer to the dates with details about times and venues.
Once again, thanks for your continuing support.

The Groundswell Gloucester Team
Trivia Night Fundraiser (Stop Rocky Hill Coal Mine) - Saturday 4 August 2018 - See ad opposite

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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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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.

Account Name: Groundswell Gloucester Inc
BSB: 721000
Account Number: 100166385
Reference: Name and "donation".

Thank You!
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"I support the Gloucester community in their battle to decide their own economic future and to protect the homes, land and water of the Gloucester Valley from the destructive impacts of the coal and coal seam gas industries. Keep me informed and let me know how I can help. "

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Donations to Groundswell Gloucester can be made by direct deposit. BSB  721 000 • Account 100 166 385
Please identify with your name and the word "donation" Thank you!

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