Earlier this year, CANA opposed the granting of resource consents, by Environment Canterbury and Selwyn District Council, for the proposed expansion of the Canterbury Coal Mine near Coalgate.


Whilst no dates have yet been set for the resource consent hearings, we have another opportunity to oppose the mine expansion, via submissions to the Selwyn District Plan:


NB: You don’t have to live in the Selwyn District to make a submission, and a local resident and environmental activist, Siana Fitzjohn, has put together a very helpful “how-to” guide:

Selwyn District Plan Submission Guide CANA

Please note that the closing date for submissions is this Friday, 11 December, at 5pm.

Siana Fitzjohn with her KuneKune pig Splodge (Otago Daily Times)