Central coast residents rallied against the proposed Wallarah 2 coalmine in New South Wales on October 31. Protesters raised concerns over environmental dangers and risks to local drinking water from the mine.
Wallarah 2 longwall coalmine
For more than 20 years, locals on the NSW Central Coast have been fighting a proposed coalmine in the Dooralong and Yarramalong valleys near Wyong.
The area is an important part of the drinking water catchment for more than 300,000 people, and the proposed Wallarah 2 longwall coalmine threatens to take millions of litres of water each year out of the catchment and pollute local waterways.