KOALAS NOT COAL - FAMILY FRIENDLY RALLY
SAY NO TO THE WALLARAH 2 COAL MINE!
FRIDAY 13 MARCH, 6PM - GOSFORD COUNCIL
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Coast Environmental Alliance (CEA) and Central Coast Koalas - CCK invite you to join us at our next family friendly community rally to protect our local Koalas and stop the Wallarah 2 coal mine that will be clearing over 180 acres of local bushland, just 5 minutes from Wyong
After losing nearly half the Koala population in the bushfires, the Central Coast bushland could be the last stand for Koalas.
If we don't act NOW these little Aussie battlers will likely be extinct in the wild within 20-30 years.
We simply can't let that happen!
See relevant article: https://bit.ly/2GnCKI1
We are calling on local, State and Federal politicians to join with our community at this peaceful rally, and put an urgent stop to all large developments that could impact Koala habitat on the Central Coast.
We are asking all politicians to commit to turning the Central Coast into one of the LARGEST NATURAL KOALA SANCTUARY IN THE WORLD.
WHY COME AND JOIN OUR PEACEFUL RALLY?
Because together we are making a stand for what we LOVE and care for! We love the land, the wildlife and the water and we all want what is best for our and our future generations’ health and wellbeing. When we have a common goal to protect our environment, together in unity, our strength can create change.
When: Friday 13th March 2020
5.30pm: Pre-event entertainment
6.00pm: Guest speakers (to be announced)
6.45pm: Small march to gather along the main street of Gosford, play music and display our signs to the passing traffic!
Location: 49 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250 (Gosford Council building)
Bring: Dress up, banners and placards, percussion instruments and refreshments.
WHY RALLY OUTSIDE CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL'S OFFICE IN GOSFORD?
It is a central hub to most local residents and near Gosford train station for our supportive neighbours to attend.
It's worth noting that while Council has largely been supportive of stopping Wallarah 2, there are certainly Councillors who support this foreign-owned mine.
While this is not a protest against Council, we are expecting that Councillors will come along and support our community by making a commitment to publicly push the government to do everything in their power to stop Wallarah 2, and protect our beloved Koalas.
So bring your friends, family, and even your dog, and feel free to dress up the kids (or yourself as a Koala) and let's help transform the Central Coast into the largest natural Koala sanctuary in the world!
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SPREAD THE WORD?
>> SHARE THE EVENT FAR AND WIDE!
>> Click on 'Invite friends' and add them
>> Talk about the rally with your friends, family and colleagues
>> Email the FB event link in your newsletter
>> Share this event to large community groups on Facebook
>> Change your profile pic to our Koalas Not Coal profile pic (posted in this event page)
>> Get a group together and create your own event
>> Do letter box drops with flyers re our rally
>> Get in touch with CEA on how you can volunteer and keep an eye out for any actions leading up to the rally
This event is going ahead rain, hail or shine, so please come prepared accordingly.
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Join us and March Against the Central Coast Coal Mine!!
> Saturday 26th October 2019 > Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm
> Meeting point: Outside Wyong Council (2 Hely Street, Wyong)
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE STATE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVED AN ENORMOUS SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT-BACKED COAL MINE (WALLARAH 2) RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CENTRAL COASTS WATER SUPPLY??
This will directly affect the following communities; the Yarramalong and Dooralong valleys, Blue Haven and Wyee areas, Olney State Forest and Jilliby State Conservation Area and have detrimental impacts on the broader landscape of our beautiful Central Coast.
ᑭᒪEᗩᔕE ᔕᕼᗩᖇE ᖴᗩᖇ ᗩᑎᗪ ᗯIᗪE TO ALL YOᑌᖇ ᑎETᗯOᖇKᔕ ᗩᑎᗪ ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪᔕ!
‘March Against the Central Coast Coal Mine 2’ is our next peaceful demonstration march with the aim to raise awareness of the recently State Liberal Government approved enormous South Korean Government-backed Coal mine right in the middle of the Central Coasts water supply.
A coal mine that is only 5 minutes from Wyong and 20 minutes from Gosford - 28 years of non-stop destruction of our land, air, our water and our children's future.
Together with the community, we will be uniting outside Central Coast Council (2 Hely Street, Wyong) building at 2.30pm to hear a few great guest speakers, then to have a colourful and musical march against the Government's recent approval of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project.
Special guest speakers to be announced!!
Over 200 people joined the Erina march in July, which was just amazing. Lets double those numbers at this next event in Wyong! Please get sharing this event and spreading the news so we have a bigger, stronger community voice in Wyong protecting our land, water and wildlife. For more info, check out this short film from our last event outlining the situation: https://bit.ly/2TstQyr
Run by the passionate team from Coast Environmental Alliance (CEA)
There are 16 known endangered species, such as the yellow-bellied glider and the sheath-tailed bat, spotted tailed quoll as well as irreplaceable Aboriginal sites in the locality also.
This will be devastating to our area! So we must call on our official State representative, Adam Crouch, to stand up with us, and represent the people he swore an oath to serve, and call on the Liberal Government to stop this mine from going ahead.
While the Government has suggested that the risk to our water supply is minimal, ANY risk of contaminating our water supply is totally unacceptable.
The Liberal Government knows full well there is a risk to our water, that is why they have PROMISED to stop it in the past. Then as soon as elected, they approved it.
** Next Event Details **
When: Saturday 26th October 2019
Time: 2.30pm -4.30pm
Meeting: Central Coast Council, Wyong Office (2 Hely Street, Wyong)
Why meet outside Central Coast Council at Wyong?
Historically, Council has been supportive of stopping the Central Coast Coal mine, but since the recent approval of the mine, have done nothing to draw attention to the issue through the media.
We need our local elected leaders to publically call on the State Government to stop this from going ahead.
Right now is an absolutely critical time where we really need our local Councillors and other politicians to publicly stand up and support the community.
Also, it's a good location for the gathering. Only 5 minutes from where the proposed mine will be located.
Why on a Saturday?
Our last March was on a Friday afternoon during work hours. We did this so we could draw attention to the issue in peak-hour traffic. And we certainly accomplished that.
We have made this event on a Saturday so hopefully more people can attend (due to not having to work) so we can build on our numbers from last time.
Who should attend?
Anyone who believes that our community is entitled to breathing clean air, drinking clean water and maintaining a healthy environment in the place we are so privileged to call home.
What is the purpose of a second rally?
Our first rally was great! But unfortunately it was largely ignored by the mainstream media.
We need to build our numbers to a point where this issue can no longer be ignored by the media or our elected leaders.