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Lismore councillor signs deal with Metgasco

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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Lismore City councillor Peter Graham last week signed an agreement with Metgasco to conduct so-called ‘low-impact’ seismic testing on his land, it was revealed on Lock the Gate’s Facebook page.

Cr Graham voted against Lismore’s moratorium on coal-seam gas exploration on Council-owned land, which was passed last month.

Cr Graham told local media that while he agreed there was not enough regulation around CSG in the state, ‘my family decided we wanted to explore it as we want more information’.

Cr Graham says there was no conflict of interest regarding his vote last month, as he had not signed the agreement at that stage. He is taking legal advice regarding any further related motions before council.


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