Russell Vale

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Pram protest against colliery expansion highlights ‘duty of care’ to children

OVER 50 children’s prams lined the driveway of the Russell Vale Mine on Monday morning as a protest demonstration against the expansion of the colliery. The concerned Illawarra mothers, fathers and grandparents accompanying the prams were protesting Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley’s approval of the expansion of the Russell Vale Colliery. Along with a series … Continue reading

Activists plan another protest against expansion plans for Russell Vale Colliery

ENVIRONMENTAL activists from the Illawarra Climate Justice Alliance (ICJA) plan to protest the expansion of Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale colliery this Saturday morning, October 16. Along with a series of other coal projects, federal environment minister Sussan Ley approved the expansion of mining operations at the site in September, despite a Federal Court ruling that … Continue reading

Police remove protestors blocking access to Russell Vale Colliery

POLICE have moved-in on protestors blocking the front gate of Russell Vale Colliery this morning. Stop Russell Vale Mine spokesperson Miranda Gibson said the COVID-safe protest was launched this morning as a direct action campaign against Wollongong Coal’s expansion. Early this morning about a dozen protestors blocking the access to the colliery were asked by … Continue reading

Russell Vale golf course to get new $600,000 pro shop and amenities building

GOLFERS will get a new $600,000 pro shop and amenities block after Wollongong City Council on Monday night accepted the tender of Davone Constructions to replace the ageing facility at Russell Vale. The new facilities will replace old repurposed demountable buildings that are fast approaching their end of service life at The Vale Golf Course. … Continue reading

Russell Vale mine expansion gets approval from planning commission

THE major expansion of the Russell Vale Colliery has been given the green light by the NSW Independent Planning Commission. As part of the approval, Wollongong Coal will mine under the catchment area, which supplies water to the Cataract Reservoir, and is a backup supply for Greater Sydney.  Wollongong Coal Limited sought planning approval to … Continue reading

Russell Vale film night postponed due to weather

THE outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania today (Friday November 13) at Russell Vale has been postponed by Wollongong City Council due to the forecast for potentially severe thunderstorms. The family-friendly movie was due to be screened at The Vale Golf Course from 7pm. Council has contacted all those who have purchased tickets for the event, and we … Continue reading

Friday 13th family movie night at Russell Vale Golf Course

LEAVE your black cats and broken mirrors at home this upcoming Friday 13th and head to the Russell Vale Golf Course, for a family friendly movie, Hotel Transylvania. Suitable for the entire family, Hotel Transylvania, features the voices of Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler. The screening will begin at 8pm on November 13, … Continue reading

Wollongong Council object to Russell Vale Colliery expansion

WOLLONGONG City Council has voted unanimously to write to the Independent Planning Commission to formally object to the expansion of Russell Vale Colliery by Wollongong Coal. The Council’s opposition to Wollongong Coal’s expansion plans, comes as students plan to take to the streets of Wollongong this Sunday to demand climate action. The protest will be … Continue reading

Escarpment bush tracks closed to the public under colliery’s expansion plans

ESCARPMENT tracks that generations of bushwalkers have enjoyed in the northern Illawarra have been closed to the public under the proposed Russell Vale Colliery’s expansion plans. The Russell Vale Colliery has been dormant for the last five years since it was placed under care and maintenance. The New South Wales Government has recommended that the … Continue reading

Russell Vale Golf Course closes due to pandemic

WOLLONGONG City Council has today, Monday 30 March, closed Russell Vale Golf Club and the on-site pro shop. The closure came into effect at 5pm today, and follows the Federal Government’s announcements last night which extended social distancing measures. In addition to closing the golf course, Council has closed its play spaces, skateparks and outdoor … Continue reading

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