Include The Drip and Corner Gorge in the Goulburn River National Park
  • Petitioned NSW Department of Planning

This petition was delivered to:

NSW Department of Planning
Minister for Environment and Heritage
The Hon. Robyn Parker
Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
The Hon. Brad Hazzard
NSW Premier
Barry O'Farrell
Andrew Gee

Include The Drip and Corner Gorge in the Goulburn River National Park

    1. Save  the Drip
    2. Petition by

      Save the Drip

      Gulgong, Australia

The Drip and Corner Gorges are part of a river corridor that is culturally and aesthetically significant to the region and used for recreational and educational purposes. The Drip (and walking track) and southern cliff of the Corner Gorge, formerly Crown Lease land, was recently converted to freehold title (privatised) and is now fully owned by the Moolarben Coal Mine (80% Yancoal). Moolarben Coal Mine has just released its revised STAGE 2 plans for open cut and underground mine expansion. The company was asked by community, council and government (OEH & Planning) to include The Drip and Corner Gorges in its proposed “offset package” as partial compensation for loss of biodiversity, riparian habitat and community amenity but rejected the proposal. The current Moolarben Stage 2 Preferred Project Report (PPR) (Project Number: 08_0135) offset package DOES NOT include The Drip and Corner Gorges being transferred into the adjoining Goulburn River National Park. It therefore does not ensure ongoing public access and the long term protection and management of this magnificent river corridor.

This is at a critical stage – we need to show once again there is wide public support for the inclusion of The Drip and Corner Gorges into the adjoining Goulburn River National Park in order to ensure ongoing public access and its long term protection and management.

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    • paul Harris MEREWETHER, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Miracles of nature like this are far more important than short term profit!

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    • Sally Millington HAMILTON EAST, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      The coal mine has already discharged polluted water into the river several times. They have shown that they cannot be trusted to care for the integrity of the Drip and the river gorge.The land was originally crown land. It should have stayed that way and been incorporated into the Goulburn River National Park for the future benefit of traditional custodians, tourists and the local community of the Mudgee area.

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    • Tim Scrace COOMA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I've been to the Drip a couple of times, and it's a lovely spot that fully deserves inclusion in a National Park.

      Its destruction would be (yet another) act of vandalism and bastardry.

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    • Gary Humble LEURA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to protect our beautiful natural heritage

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    • Tjoan Lie SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      This obsession in coal mining has got to stop. It benefits a few but destroy many.

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