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On April 10, Byron Council will consider my motion for Council to object to gas exploration and potential mining at Bentley, just west of Lismore. The motion is on page 16 of the agenda, found on Council’s website www.byron.nsw.gov.au.

The issue is that the Bentley site lies in the surface water catchment of the Wilsons River. Leycester Creek, which drains the Bentley area, joins the Wilsons River in its tidal pool near the old double road-bridges in Lismore. Rous Water extracts water by licence from that pool to supply the urban areas of four shires, including Byron.

Although the extraction point is upstream of the creek’s junction, pollution is possible because the pool is tidal and hence flat. Given the poor environmental track record of the gas industry and the vastness of their sources elsewhere, there is no logic in exposing the region’s water supply to another accident.

Minutes of the how the council meeting deals with this motion should be on the same website by the middle of Friday.

Cr Duncan Dey, Main Arm


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  1. How good will it be to get water and gas coming into your house thru one pipe.Will we have to pay more for such a service.So no using those romantic candles when having a bath or you will get blown out the bath water .

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