PORT Stephens MP Kate Washington has encouraged local residents to make their voices heard on a proposed new sand mine in Bobs Farm.
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Many residents have opposed the proposal since it was first raised in 2014, and have concerns about the impact of the proposed mine.
A small country school, Bobs Farm Public School is central to the community and recently celebrated 100 years of public education.
Ms Washington told News Of The Area if the sand mind was approved, it would allow an additional 180 trucks a day onto Nelson Bay Road.
“The people of Port Stephens do not want another 180 trucks pouring onto Nelson Bay Road every day, or more habitat being destroyed, or more threats to the ground water and air quality.”
Ms Washington said, “If we want to continue to attract tourists, we can’t have the gateway to Port Stephens becoming a mining corridor.”
Submissions about proposal are open until 1 February 2019. Submissions can be made online at http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au or by mail to GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001.
Local residents have started a petition which can be found here: https://www.change.org/p/honourable-president-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-nsw-no-sand-mine-in-bobs-farm