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Groundwater pollution information
How does groundwater pollution occur?
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Eight facts about Bickham
Eight facts about Bickham
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Scone and Bickham

 

 

We Won!

Bickham Coal-Mine Action Group

Click here to read numerous submissions:

Current crater next to Pages River

Current crater next to Pages River

Update
On  March 17th  and 18th,  The Planning Assessment Commission will be in Scone.  The three person panel will be meeting with the community to hear concerns about Bickham Coal Mine.
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2009

Hundreds of protestors—many on horseback—joined forces to parade through Scone, the Horse capital of Australia, on November 28 objecting to the Bickham Coal Mine.

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On October 21, the NSW Department of Planning (DoP) released
the coal company’s long awaited Water Resource Assessment and Draft Water Management Plan and these are on exhibition until December 4.

Following a campaign by BCAG and the local community the department undertook a study of the impacts of coal-mining on non coal-mining areas.  As a result of this study the coal company was asked to produce the water reports due to serious concerns about the impacts of the proposed mine--particularly on the local river system.  Click here to access reports.

Since the mine was first announced nearly a decade ago now the mine size has ballooned and fears about the impacts of global warming have become ever  more acute.  If you want to have your say about this proposed development please click here to read about how to make a submission BEFORE Friday, December 4, 2009.

You'll find here information about the proposed Bickham Coal Mine.

This coal-mine has been under consideration since 2001. First Bickham Coal Company asked permission to take out a bulk sample. This permission was granted and the sample extracted. Click here to see the hole that's left.

Many residents in our area believe - to extract coal at the very head of the Hunter Valley Catchment - is a bad idea.

As more information comes to hand we'll keep you informed.

Meanwhile for information about the history of the project click here

For documents and reports containing facts and figures click here

Pages River Mine

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Aerial view of river and hole

28th November 2009 - Scone
Protest Parade in Scone gets huge turnout,
28th November 2009.
View pictorial.

NEWS
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Daily Telegraph
February 2010

Horse Studs threaten to leave the Upper Hunter
February 25 click here
February 26 click here

Newcastle Herald
Foals Versus Coal
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Sydney Morning Herald
on the protest parade November. Read more

Community Opposition Building to New Mine
General, Water, Coal - 22 May

Signs of the time - group speaks out about mine
General - 21 May

 

The Pages River
The NSW Dept of Planning is considering a proposal to mine coal next to the Pages River. Watch our ad here.

Pages River
Mining coal right next to the Pages River risks killing the river. Is it worth the risk? Watch our ad here.

Farmer on Pages River
Mining coal right next to the Pages River risks the integrity of the entire river system. Watch our ad here

Featured Articles
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Coal is Toxic

Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she buried organic coal sediments deep underground within sedimentary layers of rock. By Pauline Roberts...Read more

Why we don't trust Bickham Coal Company

It's like having a volcano growing in the Shire. A little hill one day, a mountain the next. Read more

Newspoll findings

In 2006 BCAG conducted a Newspoll in the Upper Hunter Shire to gauge community opinion about the mines. Here is the summary Read more