Sustainability advocate Michael Mobbs shares story to protect Hills of Gold ecosystem

Dec 13, 2022

On the last day for online submissions to the Hills of Gold Wind Farm Amendments Public Exhibition we are grateful to sustainability advocate, author and coach, Michael Mobbs for sharing the story of Hills of Gold Preservation Inc members’ journey to protect the Australian native flora and fauna on and around the Hills of Gold at Nundle, Hanging Rock, Crawney and Timor from land clearing, compacting, concreting, and mass movement risk.

You will find it on Michael’s Blog, Hills of Gold – trees, birds, beauty threatened by greed.

It’s not easy to put your head up and say, it’s not OK to cause this environmental damage for a renewables proposal. We met Michael when he travelled to Nundle to install a Cool Seat composting bench at Upper Peel Landcare Group’s Community Garden. Michael immediately appreciated what we all love about this landscape, the natural beauty, heritage, and collaborative spirit of the community. Many people’s desire and capacity to live more sustainably by growing food, reducing energy use, and conserving water wasn’t lost on Michael.

We hope this Blog Post inspires you to write that online Objection. Silence is interpreted as consent by the developer.

For online objections click here and look for the blue Make a Submission button. You will need to create and verify a Department of Planning and Environment account, so be prepared to be patient and persist. It’s worth it to speak up for the plants, animals, soil and water in our local ecosystem. If you have tech troubles while lodging your objection please contact Planner Tatsiana Bandaruk, Department of Planning and Environment 0282751349,  tatsiana.bandaruk@planning.nsw.gov.au.