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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.


Farmers Markets

Bathurst Community Climate Action Network has been working on a local response to a global challenge for just over 10 years. We're active in a range of areas, from food security and protection of biodiversity, to promoting renewable energy and campaigning against fossil fuels. We have a regular stall at the Bathurst Farmers Markets - come over and have a chat! Take a stroll through our website and consider joining in!



Stop Adani film night

Event Date Time: 
9 May 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Showing "Guarding the Galilee" followed by discussion.

Now We Are Ten

Event Date Time: 
6 May 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm

BCCAN celebrates 10 years and plans the next. At Rahamim, 34 Busby Street, 2pm to 5.30pm. All welcome.

Nature Conservation Council Regional Conference - Lithgow

Event Date Time: 
3 Jun 2017 - 2:45pm to 4 Jun 2017 - 2:45pm

WHAT: Nature Conservation Council Regional Conference

Community consultation in Centennial Park

Event Date Time: 
21 May 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Integrated Design Group (IDG) will be hosting an afternoon in Centennial Park to register community interest and support for various proposals for its future. See some background here: