Signs of Protest: #SaveCatho / by Zachary Krahmer

Catherine Hill Bay is a heritage village of about 100 mainly small miners’ cottages, whose scale, character and appearance is much as it was in the 1890s and early 1900s.  Catho is facing massive development threats from 2 large developers, Rosecorp and Coal & Allied (a subsidiary of Rio Tinto).  The following changes are being proposed: 

-600 houses and 150 tourist beds at the southern end of Catherine Hill Bay , intruding onto the headland and into the heritage village (the RoseCorp proposal)

-300 houses at the northern end of the Bay, in the vicinity of Middle Camp about 1km north.

These developments would increase the size of the small community ten-fold. There have been community consultation meetings, but the input of the community is largely ignored. These signs are just one of the mediums of protest used by the community in this area.

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Catherine Hill Bay is located in New South Wales, Australia.

All images © Zach Krahmer