Monday 4 May 2015

News from Bylong Valley Protection Alliance

BVPA's Craig Shaw has let us know that ABC’s Australian Story will feature Bylong property Tarwyn Park in this evening’s program, titled “The Battle for Tarwyn Park”. The iconic property has been described as being of national significance, and was recently (by all accounts reluctantly) sold to mining company Kepco.

There has been quite a bit of media coverage about Tarwyn Park and Bylong in recent days:

  • There is a story about Tarwyn Park in Saturday’s Newcastle Herald.
  •  And a report in ABC news today in which a University of Newcastle study calls for Tarwyn’s heritage listing. 
  •  A couple of weeks ago Premier Baird was invited to visit Bylong, meet the locals and have a guided tour of Tarwyn, hosted by owner Stuart Andrews. The response from his office was that he was too busy. The invite and the “no thanks” generated a bit of media interest, given the Premier’s commitment to become an “expert” in mining issues and his visit to Bulga:

If you feel like writing a short note to the Premier saying you think he should reconsider and visit Tarwyn after all, it’s very easy to leave a message via his contact form, or you can write to him at GPO Box 5341, Sydney 2001, or phone him on 02 8574 5000.

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