Residents will fight coal mining bid

Bambra's Judy Cameron and her neighbours will fight a mining company’s application to explore for brown coal in Colac district.

DEANS Marsh residents will band together to fight a mining company’s application to explore 499 square kilometres of crown and public land for brown coal.

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2 Responses to “Residents will fight coal mining bid”

  1. Richard Gilbert

    I agree that Mantle mining will have a fight on its hands. As a tourist operator whose guests use part of the State forest under threat I have no choice but to fight them by whatever means at my disposal. There are more than 250 tourist beds in the Pennyroyal Valley alone, and I would be surprised if the other operators dont take action as well. Mantle will need deep pockets to win on this one!

  2. Jeff and Gina Manger

    Deans Marsh is 15 – 20 minutes drive from the Great Ocean Road. A pristine coast which attracts thousands of tourists. Many of these tourists venture into the Otways and into the farmland of Deans Marsh. It is a developing haven for coastal holiday makers many of whom want to escape the hustle and bustle of Lorne and Aireys Inlet, but are till be able to go to the coast when they so desire. The Mantle Mine Company will have a fight on their hands not only with locals, but with the many people who own holiday homes in the surrounding areas and the Victorians who like to escape to the coast, the Otways and surrounding farmland each year.

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