After 185 years, Berrima Faces a Battle To Survive BIG coal

The historic Berrima Gaol - 1839

The historic Berrima Gaol – 1839

As Australia’s last intact mainland Georgian Village gets ready to celebrate 185 years in 2016, Berrima has a fight on its hands from a mine proposal set to open on our doorstep.

Less than 2 kilometres from our nation’s historic village, Hume Coal wants to build a destructive coal mine that will:

  • Lower groundwater across the Highlands by more than 100 metres
  • Risk our local drinking water supply
  • Place a 6 storey high, 1 kilometre long stockpile next to our village
  • Require coal train movements 24/7 through a new train line across the Old Hume Highway (Berrima), through New Berrima (Boral Cement Factory), Lackey Road (MossVale), Iona Park Road (Moss Vale), Calwalla, Sheepwash Road (Glenquarry), Wilson Lane (Burrawang), Station Lane (Burrawang), Old Kangaloon Rd (Robertson), Illawarra Highway (Robertson), Meryla Street (Robertson), Fountaindale Road, (Robertson) and every home and village along the train line to the #Illawarra
  • Threaten the sustainable jobs and economy that delivers real long term employment through tourism, agriculture and the service industry

That is why we have formed #Battle4Berrima

Get informed about how your lives and those of your families, friends and our Highlands Community will be devastated by these plans.

Be at Berrima’s Anglican Village Hall on Sunday 13th September at 2 pm am and join the Battle For Berrima.

It’s about water not coal, health not coal dust, our landscape not water drawdown, and the heritage of Australia’s last intact Georgian Village.

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