Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Take action to stop Manildra wrecking the Gardens of Stone 07_0127 MOD 5 - D490/17

Could you please take action to help fight off open-cut coal mining in the Gardens of Stone region at Ben Bullen State Forest 25km north-west of Lithgow.

Manildra's  - a starch and ethanol company that has no real business in coal - wishes to restart the twice rejected Invincible open-cut mine in the Ben Bullen State Forest. It has set up a subsidiary, Castlereagh Coal, to push this proposal through.

To make a submission to the Plannning Assessment Commission - go to the webform

You may also make representations in person to Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) from 9.30am Wednesday 29 November, 2017 at the Lithgow Workers Club. Register to speak before 1 pm on 27th November 2017, by: phoning the PAC on (02) 9383 2112 or emailing with your name and phone number so the PAC officials may confirm your registration.

Read what Colong thinks of the revived Invincible open-cut mining proposal (media release) and the Colong Foundation's 2016 submission opposing this modification proposal

Read also our media response to the Manidra's application for 1,368 hectare exploration licences.

Read the NSW Department of Planning and Environment's assessment report.

Read the 2014 Planning Assessment Commission rejection of an almost identical proposal for the Invincible mine here

Details regarding Manildra's Environment Assessment report here