24 APRIL, 2013
Accompanied by leader of the Greens, Christine Milne, Cate Faehrmann, who is aiming to win a seat in the Senate in the September Federal Election, and Jeremy Buckingham returned to the Liverpool Plains today to hear the concerns of farming families in this unique area.
When bad weather recently caused Jeremy to abandon a planned helicopter trip to the Liverpool Plains, he promised to return. Today shows he is clearly a man of his word.
Representatives from several local groups gathered at a woolshed in the Mullaley district to welcome the Greens representatives. Set high on the western slopes of the Liverpool Plains with a panoramic view to the east, the venue offered a perfect backdrop for those present to hear what Christine had to say.
“In a short and well received address, Christine Milne spoke of her … Read More »
Communities across the North West of NSW have come together to protect their groundwater, farmlands, urban areas and the environment in which they live from Coal Seam Gas mining. A simple survey is being conducted “Do you want your land and road CSG Free?”
“With an overwhelming majority of 95.9% of community members rejecting CSG across local districts comprising 515,000 Ha on the Liverpool Plains, the results are pouring in. More results are expected soon.” said Phil Laird from the Lock the Gate Alliance.
“Road signs that state “CSG FREE, Protected by the Community” are being raised on our regions roads as house by house, road by road, community by community the people of the North West declares the region to be off limits to Santos and their drilling program for coal seam gas” he said.
“The ‘People Power’ within … Read More »
B-Flat on the Plains is not too far away now, so make sure you have purchased your ticket!
As the headers start up, we would like to ask that you consider donating even a small amount of sorghum to the CCAG to help us continue on with this battle.
Why not organise a truck load between a few neighbours and deliver it to Graincorp.
The Premer Field Day was well attended this year, with NSW Farmers President Fiona Simson addressing the group and iterating the importance of the Association as an advocacy voice for rural and regional NSW. She stressed the importance of the times ahead in having our voice heard in Parliament and ensuring that the decision makers on Macquarie Street have a proper understanding of the issues in our area.
Fiona had made a special effort to be sure she was home this year for the annual event which sees the presentation of the illustrious Premer Shield for best sorghum crop, which went to the Tourle family at Quirindi.
The Namoi Valley Independent has reported that Santos is seeking approval to build a temporary workers camp south west of Gunnedah on private property on Voca Road, which runs from Curlewis to Wandobah.
This move is in stark contrast with the actions of locals, who are moving to close the roads to CSG.
The Council should consider this very carefully….
The Blackville community has now joined Mullaley and Bundella in declaring itself CSG free. A fantastic 96.9% of residents voted in strong support of living in a CSG free community. Other communities on the Liverpool Plains are enthusiastically working towards achieving this aim and results will be posted soon. This is a strong message to the State Government and local council. Many thanks to Megan Kuhn who oversaw a team including Sue and Margie Wilmott, Nicky Chirlian, Barbara Ward, Julie Prowse and me.
The Wandobah Community will be holding a meeting to launch its survey on Friday 3rd May from 6pm at the Wandobah Homestead. For information please email [email protected]
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 »
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.