OUR MISSION: TO PROTECT THE VALUABLE SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES OF THE FERTILE AND HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE LIVERPOOL PLAINS

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Submissions to Shenhua’s EIS

An Environmental Consultant has been employed by the Caroona Coal Action Group to review Shenhua’s EIS and prepare a submission for our Group. Personal submissions are also essential in ensuring the communities concerns are raised formally.

SUBMISSION TEMPLATE APRIL 2013 Version1

As we have stated before, there are many concerns with the proposed mine at Breeza. Some of these concerns being dust, noise, flora, fauna, water, aboriginal heritage, social impacts, traffic, hazards, soils and loss of agricultural land to mining just to name a few.

To assist you prepare your personal submission, a guide submission template has been prepared. The guide provides the format and compulsory information that is required by the Department of Planning for a hard copy submission. The guide also includes some of the concerns raised at a recent public meeting at Breeza as well as suggestions from members. The concerns … Read More »


EDO Community Workshop, Dubbo

Posted on April 14th, by CCAG in Coal, Community, CSG. No Comments

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) will be running a Free Community Workshop in Dubbo on the 11th May called “Mining and CSG Law: what you need to know.”

The workshop will run from 10am – 3pm on Saturday the 11th May 2013.

Please follow the link provided for further details and to RSVP.

 


CCAG AGM August 28

Posted on August 7th, by rooify in CCAG, CCAG Events, Community. No Comments

The Caroona Coal Action Group AGM has been set down for Tuesday 28th August 9am at the Caroona Hall. There will be a break at 10.30am for morning tea.

AGENDA

• Welcome
• Present
• Apologies
• Minutes last AGM
• Business Arising
• Correspondence
• Chairman’s Report
• Treasurer’s Report
• Election of Office Bearers
• Election of Committee
• General Business
o A new constitution will be tabled at the meeting and a special resolution will be put to adopt the new constitution
o Set annual subscriptions

If you would like to nominate for a position on the committee please click here to download the form and return it to CCAG, PO Box 4009, Caroona 2343 or alternatively email ccagweb@gmail.com

For any enquiries relating to the AGM please contact Prue Green 0429 456 812 or Kate Davidson 0428 441 752.


Land Biography

Posted on July 16th, by rooify in Community, How to Help, Media. No Comments

Robbie van Hemert, Natural History Illustrator and artist, has launched her idea of a Land Biography.Robbie’s concept of a Land Biography is aimed at creating a lasting visual record of significant Australian country.She recognises the importance of the Caroona region as a highly productive food growing region and sees the initiative of the community to create a blockade in 2008 as changing the place of agriculture in Australia forever. She sees the purpose of the Land Biography as raising public awareness to the significance of this region to our food and fibre production.The Liverpool Plains is well known for its exceptional soils, reliable rainfall and water resources which makes this region a strategic area in Australia for food production.The first Land Biography in the series, entitled the Majestic Foodplains Project will be a two year rigorous research program, followed by … Read More »


SFFA Forum

Posted on March 10th, by rooify in Agriculture, Coal, Community, CSG, Environment. No Comments

– How CSG and Mining Industries are Threatening Our Food Bowls
CCAG Spokesperson Tim Duddy and Rosemary Nankivell Chairman of the CCAG CSG Committee recently spoke at the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance Forum on how CSG and mining industries are threatening our food bowls. The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance (SFFA) is a network of consumers, rural producers, health professionals, community workers and community-based advocates active in promoting food security and developing a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable food system in the Sydney region. Other speakers at the Forum included Helen Redmond from Doctors for the Environment with Costa Geordiadis the new host of ABC’s Gardening Australia chairing the event. It was a wonderful opportunity for CCAG to get our message out with a great deal of sympathy in the room for the Liverpool Plains. Thank you to SFFA for inviting us … Read More »


Gaslands

Posted on November 25th, by rooify in Agriculture, Community, CSG, Environment. No Comments

On Sunday 20th November the SOS Liverpool Plains Group showed the documentary Gasland to 70 people at the Quirindi Royal Theatre. Following the movie Rosemary Nankivell spoke on CSG at a local level. Kirrily Blomfield President of SOSLP was very happy with attendance numbers. Kirrily was delighted that many of the audience stayed after the showing of the movie to enjoy refreshments and to discuss the startling facts about CSG that this movie exposes.


Community Blockade Removal

Posted on November 20th, by rooify in Agriculture, CCAG, Community, CSG, How to Help, Water. No Comments

The Community Blockade was removed from the Glasserton site near Spring Ridge on the 15th November 2011. The blockade included 24-7 coverage for 19 days. This coverage certainly couldn’t have been possible without the wonderful support from the local community and beyond. CCAG received a number of requests from concerned citizens throughout the State offering their time to assist at the Community Blockade. On the first weekend of the Blockade a couple travelled from the coast for the weekend to support the community and make a stand against Coal Seam Gas (CSG). Thank you to all of you for giving your time to support this community event.

The Community Blockade was removed with very a specific agreement being brokered by Kevin Anderson the local member from Tamworth on behalf of the Nationals. Santos has agreed not to drill at the Glasserton … Read More »


“they don’t give a stuff”

Posted on November 2nd, by rooify in Agriculture, CCAG, Coal, Community, CSG, Environment, How to Help, Media, Water. No Comments

“The Government is broke and they don’t give a stuff about the Farmers”…..
That was how broadcaster Alan Jones concluded the Food Forum held at Gunnedah Town Hall on the 12th October, calling on more people to protest and said “it was up to us to fight for food security”.

Key speakers included clinical psychologist, Dr Wayne Somerville, who warned of the psychological effects for rural communities under the threat of CSG expansion. Dr Pauline Roberts, health expert and until recently a resident of the Liverpool Plains, advocated activism as the only thing that will stop this madness. Drew Hutton of ‘Lock the Gate Alliance’, battling CSG in Queensland, warned that the Liverpool Plains in 2012/2013 could look similar to todays Chinchilla, with over 4,000 gas wells. “The Darling Downs will not only have 40,000 wells, but 20 to 30 coal mines … Read More »



National Day of Action

Posted on November 2nd, by rooify in Agriculture, Community, CSG, Environment, How to Help. No Comments

The National Day of Action on the 16th October united Coal Seam Gas groups all across Australia. The first day of National Water Week was chosen as the rally day for maximum impact. Over 10,000 people, in groups from 50 to large rallies of 2000, gathered to show their support for stopping irresponsible mining destroying farm land, precious food resources, underground water systems and natural environment.

SOS Liverpool Plains organised the local event at Willow Tree Park with over 60 community members protesting against CSG. Many travellers called into the stand, with questions about the risks posed by the CSG industry, with concerns about how the NSW Government could jeopardise an area that produces so much food, and put at risk our children’s future environment.

Thanks again to SOS Liverpool Plains for continuing our fight to protect one of Australia’s remaining food … Read More »


They should be growing food………

Posted on November 2nd, by rooify in Agriculture, Community, CSG, How to Help, Santos, Water. No Comments

Over 100 Farmers were present on Thursday 27th October to launch the community blockade to stop Santos from commencing CSG pilot production at George’s Island Spring Ridge. The second day brought another 90 people to show their support. Our Farmers should be growing our food not manning blockades but the community feel they have no other choice. They are committed to protect our most valuable resources and it is a credit to them.

Kevin Anderson, the local member for Tamworth pledged his support as did Fiona Simson of NSW Famers when they called at the blockade last week. Tony and Lyn Windsor visited on the weekend and Tony is right behind us doing whatever he can in Canberra. Jeremy Buckingham Greens MP and his wife Sarah came over from Orange. Jeremy has lobbied hard against CSG. It was his initiative that … Read More »