No Sand Mine in Bobs Farm

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BOBS FARM COMMUNITY IS DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND AGAINST MINING.

What’s really important is standing up an making our voices so loud, that they have no choice to ignore us.

An inappropriate development on an inappropriate site.

What we know!

  • Ammos Resource Management are proposing a 36.1 hectare Sandmine at 3631 Nelson Bay Rd Bobs Farm (currently known as the fig and olive farm). That’s about 37 football fields.
  • They will mine 10million tonne of sand over 15 years.
  • They are hopeful to be operating in 2-3 years.
  • 180 truck movements per day on Nelson Bay Road between 7am and 6pm ( one every 3 minutes). These trucks will pass along side the Bobs Farm School, right onto marsh road then turn left towards Anna Bay and use the Port Stephens Drive round about as a U turn bay to head head back out. 
  • The mine will include dredging 15m below sea level
  • It will create 8 onsite jobs
  • Once completed it will leave a 24.5 hectare salt water dam.
  • They will only revegetate approx 7 hectares
  • Possibilities for the dam include a solar power operation or tourist water park
  • No members of the community have been contacted by the developer to discuss any issues or social impacts to our community.

Our Concerns!

  • Silica dust exposure - Silicosis (it’s the new asbestosis).
  • Disturbance to our groundwater
  • The possibility of acid sulphate soils on Marsh road
  • Noise and vibrations from mine activities and truck movements
  • Impact of threatened flora and fauna and groundwater dependent ecosystems 
  • Loss of ancient sand dunes
  • The potential closure of the local school which recently celebrated 100years
  • Impacts to local farms
  • Social impacts to our community

What’s next!

  • Help us reach 10,000 signature to protest this development.


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