Friday saw Bega Valley residents take to Litteton Gardens as part of an Australia wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland.
The Bega event went ahead before Saturday’s Big Day of Action, which saw the words “stop Adani” plastered from Bondi Beach in Sydney to Princes Park in Melbourne.
Greens councillor, Cathy Griff, said a proposed federal government subsidy for the mining project is unjustified.
“No Australian bank or international financial institution will back Adani,” Cr Griff said.
“Adani's only prospective source of finance for this project is our federal government offering tax payers' dollars.
“In addition, the Queensland government has approved access to unlimited amounts of precious ground water resources, threatening farmers and rural communities on this driest of continents.”
Large human signs protesting the mine were formed across the country on Saturday.
“Opposition to this vast coal mine transcends politics,” Cr Griff said.
“It would decimate the barrier reef and disable our modest Paris climate targets.
“It would be a disaster for the planet and Australia would be left with the scar and the blame.”