Action at the coal-face

RESEARCH GETS UNDERWAY Save The Drip and Hands on Rock MDEG’s survey/research project is underway. Getting the response of visitors (particularly non-locals) to Hands on Rock and The Drip will hopefully give us some strong ammunition to prevent transmission lines in these areas, and put pressure on DPIE regarding commitments […]

Campaign News

CAMPAIGN UPDATES               November 2021 Save The Drip (The Dripping Gorge) Mining Moolarben Coal Mine UG4 Extraction Plan DoPIE has committed to notify us when this is received by Planning (due early December). There is still uncertainty as to whether we will be able to […]

New Assessment System for NSW

RAPID ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK Changes to major project assessment in NSW from 1st October 2021 include: SEARs (Planning Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements) will expire after 2 years – ‘ensuring that EISs are always based on up-to-date environmental considerations.’ Industry-specific SEARS are being developed. ‘The department has developed a comprehensive set of […]

Celebrate Biodiversity Month!

We celebrate Biodiversity Month every September and promote the importance of connecting with nature and caring for nature in all its diversity – its biodiversity! Celebrate. Observe. Connect. CELEBRATE Bylong v. Kepco: You know the result by now – an outstanding effort from the locals and EDO. There are 3 significant […]

Things are a-buzzing!

Many wattles in the district are blooming, and the insects are a-buzzing! Plenty in this newsletter to get you a-buzzing, too! Members had a delightful morning at Cullenbone TSR on Sunday 1st August 2021 Those who joined Evelyn Nicholson from Mudgee office of Central Tablelands LLS and members of the Cudgegong […]

Opportunity Knocks

NEWSLETTER                          July 2021- Update We are beyond the Winter Solstice, and into the growth phase…that is, the growth of opportunities to be involved! There is so much happening…The first opportunity listed is a get-together with like-minded people, to enjoy a beautiful, informal, bird and plant walk at Cullenbone TSR […]

Mid-Winter activities to warm you up!

NEWSLETTER                                  July 2021 It’s mid-winter, a great time to keep our brains and bodies active! Let’s get started…and start some conversations… LOCAL MDEG is supporting the newly-formed group Rylstone Region Coal Free Community (RRCFC). Check their website and sign on for updates: We will hold an information stall to inform […]

Make peace with Nature

NEWSLETTER                          June 2021 A word from the Chair I am reflecting on the beautiful words from this year’s theme for World Environment Day: ‘IMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE. This is our moment. We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean […]