More than 300 people packed the Byron Shire Council Chambers at Mullumbimby last night to hear about plans for coal-seam gas prospecting in the region.
Local Aboriginal community members spoke against the NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s decision to apply for a special prospecting permit covering the area, which includes most of Mullumbimby town and the area to the west.
A separate Petroleum Exploration Licence has already been approved for the area east of the town to the coast.
As expected, the meeting voted overwhelmingly to undertake the process of street surveys to declare the town a CSG-free community.
A meeting to undertake the same process in Federal and Goonengerry will be held at Goonengerry School Tues 4 Dec at 7pm