Breeza, Liverpool Plains

"Mine your food bowl?" art installation at Breeza in north west NSW, protesting the encroachment of coal mining on agricultural land.

"Mine your food bowl?" art installation at Breeza in north west NSW, protesting the encroachment of coal mining on agricultural land.

The Liverpool Plains is an agricultural region about 5 hours drive north west of Sydney.

Liverpool Plains farmers produce wheat, corn, sunflower seed products, canola, sorghum, barley, chickpeas and legumes, and other specialist crops as well as beef, lamb, and wool, and cotton.

This prized farming region is also where Shenhua wants to develop a new 35-square-kilometre open-cut coal mine project, to produce 10 million tonnes of coal each year.

This art installation (pictured) on a farm at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains calls attention to proposal to mine coal in what is a highly productive food-producing area.

Learn more about one of the farmers who is standing up to the coal mining company.

Kate