Press Pause NOW
The call by NSW Farmers for a moratorium on new mining and exploration is fully endorsed by CCAG.
NSW Government has failed to show any diligence on investigating the Liverpool Plains and its resources before rushing in and awarding mining and gas exploration contracts. The scientific Water Study, long sought for by CCAG, is just basic common sense for an area as diverse as this, and must precede any irreversible resource extraction. The intervention by Murray Darling Basin Commission to further limit water extraction and usage adds another layer of complexion over the Plains.
CCAG supports the call to pause the process, and to rewrite the antiquated mining legislation to ensure we have the ability to sustain our Agricultural future for all time. Current legislation does not allow this to happen.
We call on all parties to support this vital step.