If you want to see the northern rivers region declared a CSG exclusion zone then please take the time to write a submission to the NSW Draft North Coast Plan. Submissions close on the 2nd June and should be emailed to [email protected].
Despite public assurances it appears that both the state and federal governments are still promoting the ‘potential’ for CSG mining in the northern rivers. Until our region is declared an exclusion zone this issue will continue to bubble away like the Condamine River in SE Queensland (due to CSG drilling in the area)
Not only is CSG being promoted in the Draft North Coast Plan (state government document) but it has also been revealed that a NSW Government promotional CD was handed out to thousands of mining company executives promoting CSG opportunities on the north coast at a recent mining conference.
Now who is running the show, the politicians we elect, the bureaucrats or the multi national mining companies? Clearly it appears that the people are being told one thing, and the corporate donors another.
It’s time to let the NSW Government know once and for all that the northern rivers should be an exclusion zone and this needs to be articulated (and promoted) in the final version of the North Coast Plan.
Ballina councillor Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head