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Wednesday 19 September the residents of Murwillumbah will have a chance to add their voice to the increasing calls for the Tweed Shire to be CSG-free.

‘For those who want to find out how bad CSG is – we will have a video about the impact of CSG on the northern rivers at 6pm’ Mr McNamara said.

Food will be available at the end of the video and an action meeting will start at 7.15pm.

‘Currently, support for the Tweed being CSG-free is running at over 97 per cent across communities already surveyed,’ he said.

This is even higher than the 88 per cent support received at the Lismore council poll last weekend.

‘These community-based road surveys have been validated by the Lismore poll,’ Mr McNamara said.

‘If you live in Murwillumbah, I urge you to come along and add your voice to the calls for the Tweed to stay CSG-free.

‘Today’s announcement of the release of the state government’s Strategic Land Use Policy and the approval of a production lease for Metgasco in the Casino/Lismore area means it is more important than ever to have a big turnout and send a strong statement from the community to Thomas George and the rest of the state government that the residents of the Tweed do not support coal-seam gas in this area.’

‘It is only the expressed will of the people that is going to make a difference’

‘It is also important to keep the pressure on newly elected Tweed Shire councillors to make sure they stand with the community on this important issue.’

 


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