The site and heritage items are again threatened. The site can be made safe and the mine rehab plan can be modified - however Flinders Power have not responded to requests to negotiate this for the future of the region. A meeting with the Minister has now been requested...please distribute the petition.
To: SA Government plus
Save the Leigh Creek Coal Monuments
To: Government of SA
Premier and responsible Ministers of South Australia.
The Leigh Creek Coal Mine Tourist lookout is threatened with destruction.
The Monuments to the Coal Mining era and the coal miners were sold cheaply for scrap recently. Flinders Ranges communities and friends ask that you help us save these heritage items for current and future generations to enjoy and ponder.
New South Wales recognizes their Bucyrus Erie 9W excavator as a monument to their history and so should the government of SA assist with the preservation of mining and indigenous heritage (Yulus Coal) which is uniquely located together at this iconic post coal era lookout.
We, the undersigned petition the state government of South Australia to take steps immediately to save this site from destruction and to recognize it for what it is recognized for, a monument to the coal era and the people of the region. Please spread the word so that we can preserve this heritage site forever.
Why is this important?
Bucyrus Erie and the Leigh Creek lookout was established as a monument and is a monument that must remain in the region lest we forget everything we almost learned.