The very last thing that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban would have thought of ruining their neighbourhood would be a coal mine.
Yet if recent events are anything to go by the peaceful getaway that they have in Southern Highlands would be ruined by a coal mine approximately 4 km away.
Their historic mansion getaway in Sutton Forest NSW may soon have a parade of heavy trucks passing by the front gate. A dormant coal exploration lease has been bought by Cockatoo Coal from the Anglo Amercian mining company for a sum of $72 million.
The Cockatoo Coal Company is planning to develop the mine in the next 4 years. About 400 local residents met on Wednesday night after they discovered these plans. They hope to rope in the couple to oppose the underground mine as they believe that it will not only destroy the peace but also contaminate underground water reserves.