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National Tree Day 2017

The following is a media release from Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst Regional Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to take part in a local National Tree Day event on Saturday, 29 July.

This year’s event will take place at O’Keefe Park located along Eglinton Road, Abercrombie. The aim of the event is to assist with rehabilitating the Macquarie River by planting native riparian plants along the banks of the river.

BCCAN Newsletter Number 35 July 2017

Here's our latest BCCAN newsletter, edited by Laurana Smith. Enjoy!

Anti-Adani songsheet

Here's the anti-Adani songsheet used by the CSUkes at the Commonwealth Bank action on June 8, 2017.


Great turnout for #StopAdani action in Bathurst

There was a great turnout for the Bathurst #StopAdani action at the Commonwealth Bank on June 8, 2017.

Letter to Commbank re Adani

The Stop Adani letter to the Commonwealth Bank can be found here.

The end of the American century

Well, there goes the American century. Donald Trump has pulled out of the Paris agreement, where the countries of the world promised to take action on climate change before it’s too late. That’s 195 countries. That represents just about every country on this little blue planet. It includes the big guns – China and India – as well as little tackers like Nauru and Tuvalu. Tuvalu certainly has skin in the game: the waves are already lapping on the doorstep; the government is already making mass evacuation plans for the day it becomes impossible to stay.

Clive Hamilton author talk - Defiant Earth

Event Date Time: 
6 Jun 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Discussion with Clive Hamilton, author of Defiant Earth, presented by Books Plus and BCCAN, to be held at the Oxford Hotel, Bathurst (upstairs) at 6pm for 6.30. Tickets $15, booking essential from BooksPlus in Howick Street, Bathurst. Email or call 6331 5994.

BCCAN submission on Bylong Coal project

The following is BCCAN's submission to the Planning Assessment Commission on the Bylong Coal Project  

Written and submitted by Tracey Carpenter

River yarners patterns

A spin-off from the Don't Mine the Macquarie campaign is the existence of the River Yarners, who are creating a long woolly representation of the Macquarie River.

If you'd like to join in, the group meets at Rahamim most Fridays, 2pm to 4pm to yarn and craft together.

If you'd like to add an animal or a plant or other embellishment to the river, see the patterns - attachments and links below. 

BCCAN supports Stop Adani movement

BCCAN joined the fight against the giant new Adani coal mine with a film night and discussion at Rahamim on Tuesday May 9. We watched Guarding the Galilee and discussed the range of negative implications of this project: a disaster for the Barrier Reef, for local farmers, for traditional owners. "Nobody benefits from this other than Adani", one person said.

The gathering also heard from Bev Smiles who, along with Stephanie Luke and Bruce from Wollar, have been arrested under the Crimes Act for "interfering with a mine". They face Mudgee local court on May 17.