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March 3, 2021

Tweed village going CSG-free

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The first CSG-free Community meeting in the Tweed Valley was held at Tyalgum last night.

‘Fifty residents from roads across the Tyalgum area, approx 30km west of Murwillumbah, voted unanimously to support the proposition that their roads and their community should be CSG-free,’ Michael McNamara, from Lock the Gate – Tweed, said today.

‘They then broke into road working groups to start the process of road surveys to give residents who could not attend the meeting an opportunity to have a say in the development of their community.

‘Groups of volunteers from each road will survey their neighbours about whether they want their community to be CSG-free.

‘The CSG-free Communities initiative gives communities an opportunity denied to them by the government and the CSG companies.

‘They have an opportunity to make a statement about the direction of development in their community that has strong moral authority.

‘The CSG-free Communities initiative is spreading like wildfire across the northern rivers because it engages local residents, and gives them a voice, in determining the future of their community.

‘It is a very empowering process for both communities and individuals,’ Mr McNamara said.

‘I invite anyone interested in implementing the CSG-free Communities initiative in their community to contact me on 6679 3013 or by email at [email protected] to organise a community meeting.’

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