Monthly Archives: April 2014

Drought declaration in the rain

The NSW Government has expanded its $14.6 million emergency drought assistance package to include an additional four local government areas (LGAs), including Liverpool Plains, despite record rains over parts of New South Wales in the last week. Quirindi has received nearly 58mm this week, 81mm for the month of March, with nearby areas such as Gunnedah receiving as much as 113mm in the last week and...

BHP says mine can co-exist, farmers disagree

BHP Billiton has released a proposed mine plan for its Caroona Coal Project which shows that underground mining for the project would not impact agricultural productivity in the area. The mine plan is part of BHP Billiton’s Gateway submission to the NSW Government which is the first step in the mining approvals process. But local farmer and Caroona Coal Action Group spokesperson Tim Duddy said what BHP...