11 Jul From wombats to Wollombi, new mining plans stoke community concerns
“Why Wollombi? That’s our question,” says Simone Smith, president of the Wollombi Valley Progress Association. “We’ve had fire, COVID-19 and now this … it puts a lot of stress on our community.”
Well-known for historic buildings dating back to 1840 or earlier, Wollombi is popular with tourists, including those journeying up the convict-built Great Northern Road that was the first overland link between Sydney and Newcastle.
Photo credit Sydney Morning Herald, Dominic Lorrimer