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The first of a series of CSG 'flash mob' protests at Bentley on October 14. Photo Melissa Hargraves
The first of a series of CSG ‘flash mob’ protests at Bentley on October 14. Photo Melissa Hargraves

Story & photo Melissa Hargraves

A large group of people turned out for the first of four flash mob demonstrations against coal seam gas (CSG) at the Naughtons Gap turnoff on Bentley Road yesterday morning.

The demonstration was held from 7.15 to 8.30 yesterday morning to bring attention to drivers on their way to work about the next Metgasco well site that borders Bentley and Bungabee.

Bentley resident Ms Liz Stops told Echonetdaily that ‘only three per cent of Bentley residents want CSG and that all levels of government need to listen to this’.

Another Bentley resident, Mr Ted Hodinott, told Echonetdaily that he is still ‘waiting for Metgasco to advise or consult with me about two test wells done within a one-kilometre radius of my property back in 2006’.

‘What will it look like when we retire and want to sell our properties? It will be a great view coming out to Bentley and seeing big gas fields here! What a great selling point!’ Mr Hodinott said.

Photo gallery by Marie Cameron

Flash mob demonstrations will continue over this coming fortnight at the Naughtons Gap turnoff this Wednesday October 16 – 4.30 to 5.30pm; next Tuesday October 22 – 7.15 to 8.30am; Thursday October 24 – 4.30 to 5.30pm.

 


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