2 years ago

6 November, 2015

"Ridge Station" , Breeza NSW (Near Gunnedah)

Organised by:
Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Want to play your role in protecting the Liverpool Plains future? Join u on the Plains for a fun family friendly weekend aimed at bringing people together to protect our food bowl and cultural heritage from Shenhua's mega coal mine

WHEN: 7pm Friday 6th November - 4pm Sunday 8th November, 2015.
Gates open 12pm Friday 6th for camping set-up.

WHERE: “West Garawan” on the Liverpool Plains (next to the proposed Shenhua mine site), near Gunnedah.

PLEASE REGISTER ABOVE in the 'Tickets' link

The Liverpool Plains "Harvest Festival against Shenhua” aims to bring together hundreds of everyday people at the site of Shenhua’s proposed mega coal mine.

This weekend event is for the amazing diversity of Australians who care about our farmland, our water, and our cultural heritage.

Farmers, Gomeroi traditional owners, and diverse community members from the Liverpool Plains and the North West NSW region will be joined by supporters, young and old, from the city and the coast, from across NSW, and beyond.

There will be live country music in the evening, tours, fun kid’s activities through the day, good food and wine, workshops about local farming, Gomeroi culture, and the risks posed by the mine explained and showed.

Most importantly, all those attending will have an opportunity to learn about what they can do to protect the Liverpool Plains, and to gain new skills to use to defend this extraordinary place.

Who is organising the event?
The “Harvest Festival against Shenhua” is being organised by a coalition of local groups, national community groups and environmental organisations.

Local groups − Gomeroi Traditional Custodians, Caroona Coal Action Group, Liverpool Plains Youth, Breeza Action Group, SOS Liverpool Plains.
Other organisations − The Wilderness Society, Lock the Gate Alliance, “Land, Water, Future”, 350.org Australia, Front Line Action on Coal (FLAC), Our Land, Our Water, Our Future.

What will happen over the weekend?
There will be a full program of activities which will be released in coming weeks.

Each day there will be workshops, talks, tours and fun for the kids throughout. It will be an inspiring and memorable weekend of good times, learning, and the chance to meet new people. On Friday and Saturday evenings there will be quality country music and the option to relax over dinner and a drink on your picnic rug.

The workshop program will:
· Offer education by locals and key experts in: local farming practices, water impacts and other threats of the mine, and local ecology - including koalas.
· Provide Gomeroi culture and heritage education by Gomeroi traditional owners.
· Offer sightseeing and photography tours of the beautiful and iconic Liverpool Plains.
· Focus on building capacity, preparedness and next steps to take action against Shenhua.
· Provide skills sharing in peaceful direct action.

From Sydney: 4 ½ hours, via Pacific Motorway and New England Hwy
From Newcastle: 3 hours 15 minutes, via New England Hwy
From Tamworth: 50 minutes, via Werris Crk Rd
From Armidale: 2 hours, 10 minutes, via New England Hwy
From Lismore: 6 hours, via New England Hwy
From Brisbane: 7 1/2 hours, via New England Hwy
From Melbourne: 12 hours, via Newell Hwy
From Canberra: 7 hours, via Pacific Motorway and New England Hwy

There is also a daily train service available from Sydney to Gunnedah.

But please put this special event in your diaries

A Facebook RSVP is not enough! Registration forms in the link above in 'tickets'.