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March 5, 2021

Main Arm votes ‘no’ to CSG

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Ninety-eight per cent of Main Arm residents have said a resounding ‘no’ to coal-seam gas mining in their village.

Maree Murfet, who coordinated the local campaign, has announced a day to celebrate that Main Arm is Gasfield Free by community consensus on Saturday November 17 at Durrumbul Hall, from 3 to 10pm.

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will be presented with declarations from each road in the community.

Cr Richardson is proposing a motion at today’s Byron Shire Council meeting reflecting the feelings of Main Arm residents – and many others in the shire.

Amica Sanday is coordinating a shirewide campaign to make Byron Shire Gasfield Free, and Deborah Lilly is kicking off the Mullumbimby campaign.

Meanwhile, Brunswick Heads village is commencing their surveys and, in neighbouring Ballina Shire, Newrybar/Fernleigh/Tintenbar results are expected any day soon.

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  1. If the state and feds keep ignoring the wishes of the people up here, Byron shire should go independent. We should invite our neighbouring shires to join us too.


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