NSW change to mining rules could block planned projects; hopes boosted in Bulga coal mine fight

A proposed change to mining policy in New South Wales could force changes to planned projects, or even block them, by giving greater weight to social and environmental factors during the approval process.

The amendment to the Mining State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) has been proposed by Planning Minister Rob Stokes.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Making communities better: Time is running out to nominate your hidden treasure

Making communities better: Time is running out to nominate your hidden treasure

Hidden Treasures Honour Roll 2015

2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll nominee Susie Cay from Corowa is a Director and part owner of the Corowa-based Warrembool Pastoral Co Pty Ltd. Its farming enterprises cover dryland cropping, beef cattle, merino sheep and prime lambs and its farming interests extend to Holbrook, Cooma and Glenthompson in Victoria.

Susie is a quiet achiever, fulfilling a vital role in the community with spirit and commitment. She is the Coordinator of an Ag & Chat group based in southern NSW. This communication network of rural families and farming businesses is linked by a common thread—Susie.
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Newsletter from FRRR

Newsletter from FRRR

From the desk of the CEO Alexandra Gartmann

As you may have seen on social media, we have been celebrating: last financial year we committed a record $8.4 million to rural, regional and remote community groups – an increase of more than $2 million on the prior year.    To read more from the CEO click the heading.
Program update

The end of financial year is always busy and we've recently announced more than $857,000 in grants across three programs - Small Grants for Rural Communities (Round 27); Repair-Restore-Renew 2013; and CIRCLE Leadership Grants.

We're preparing for the official grants presentation ceremony for theGardiner Dairy Foundation Working in Dairy Communities program, and are in the process of assessing applications for Dairy Australia's LEGENDAIRY Capital program and the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants, as well as the recently closed Community Philanthropy Partnerships Week grants.

Grant programs currently open include:


Read more about these grants that are available click on the heading above



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Existing mine’s water issue shows danger of Shenhua project: Joyce

Existing mine’s water issue shows danger of Shenhua project: Joyce

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says existing mining activity near the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine in his New England electorate has breached the aquifer, indicating the same is likely to happen with the new project.

The defiant Nationals' deputy leader, who is fighting last week’s federal approval of the planned Shenhua mine, at the weekend gathered more information from locals familiar with the Whitehaven coal operation.

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