Jaki Garland, Brunswick Heads
During the election campaign, all council candidates declared their support to keep Byron Shire CSG free.
At last week’s Council meeting six councillors voted to reaffirm Council’s moratorium on CSG, citing the failure of industry and governments to make the scientific case the industry can operate without harming water, land, food production, tourism and community health.
Council also called for a new planning system to include the power for local councils to veto mining and CSG development through creating mining no-go zones in Local Environment Plans.
Three councilors voted again this motion, Woods, Cubis & Hunter – is anyone surprised to see them back-flipping already!