A train wreck in December 2016 caused a major disruption to the Cooyos rail line and residents in the area of Eastbourne Road, which runs through Cooley, were left without access to the railway station.
The train was carrying about 500 passengers and two staff members, but it derailed and the train stopped.
The rail line was reopened in July 2017, but residents have not been able to use it.
“The first week of August was quite bad,” resident John Murphy said.
“We had a train that was going to be coming through the area, and it didn’t make it.
It was so close to our home.”
The railway line is part of the South Coast Railway and is currently being refurbished and is expected to open in 2019.
Residents are concerned about the future The area is currently under the jurisdiction of the Regional Rail Safety Authority, which has been overseeing the restoration of the railway line and the surrounding area.
Mr Murphy said the train had been operating for a number of years and he did not expect the rail line to be back up and running any time soon.
“I think it’s about 20-25 years that we have this rail line that’s basically being taken apart,” he said.
Mr Hamilton said he was concerned about residents in Cooley who were left stranded at the train station and would be unable to get to work.
“If the rail lines goes away, I think there’s going to a lot of people who don’t have the time to get up and go out to the field,” he explained.
Mr Jones said he had not heard from anyone in Cooley about the train.
“There are a lot more people out there, but I’ve not heard anybody from the area saying anything to the rail station,” he added.
“It’s just really hard to get out to see the trains.”
A number of residents are also worried about the safety of the community.
“What would happen to the community if this train was gone?”
Mr Jones asked.
“They wouldn’t be able to get their kids out there.
They wouldn’t have that option to get outside, and the trains are so close.”
The community has got to be prepared for a lot worse than this.
“What is a Colliery?
The Colliery is a coal mining facility that has been operating since 1901.
It is located near the town of Cooyo, which is just over 300 kilometres east of Adelaide.
It produces about 60 per cent of the nation’s coal.
Residents say the mine is very dangerous for people to walk near, and that the site is prone to landslides.
The Collieries mine is in the same area as a large mine called Kincardine and is owned by the State Government.
It lies close to a small town known as Crows Nest, which was established in 1884.
Crows nest is the only remaining coal mine in Cooyoa.
A former coal mine, the Colliery operated between 1890 and 1904 and produced about 1,000 tonnes of coal per year.
Coal mining in Cooey is a large industry in South Australia.
About 400 kilometres of the Colliers land is used for mining.
The area includes more than 6,000 homes, more than 1,500 schools and approximately 7,000 properties.
Coal has been mined in Coos and Kincards areas for more than 200 years Coal mining is also the most common activity in the town. “
A lot of the people in the Collierys are still living in their houses,” Mr Hamilton added.
Coal has been mined in Coos and Kincards areas for more than 200 years Coal mining is also the most common activity in the town.
“When I first moved to Cooyoo, it was a small community and it was quite dangerous to walk around the mine,” Mr Jones told AM.
“Now we have a lot better access, but there are still people living in the old houses.”
Coal is also found in the South East.
Coal is mined at Crows nesting and Kippen Creek mines.
Coal mines are located in the Cooohoo Valley and are part of South Australia’s Coal Basin Authority (CBBA).
Coal mines also operate in the surrounding South West region, where residents are concerned coal mining could threaten their environment.
Coal and other forms of energy can be found in some of the state’s most popular areas including South Adelaide, the Hunter Valley and the Kimberley.
The CBBA has been working with the state government and the Federal Government to establish a Coal Infrastructure Program to improve the safety and environmental management of coal mines.
The State Government also works with the Collerie Community Association, a non-profit organisation that works to help people in communities affected by coal mining to access and benefit from local community services.