CESSNOCK,NSW: Move to save land from CSG

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CESSNOCK,NSW: Move to save land from CSG

Postby HVPA_research » Thu May 16, 2013 2:56 pm

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http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1505388/move-to-save-land-from-csg/?cs=12




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The paper said areas including Wollombi, Fullerton Cove, Williamtown, Camberwell, Bulga, Mandalong and Dooralong had ‘‘high potential for coal seam gas’’.


Once again, NSW Government makes statements without consulting citizens in the exploration target areas if they want to live in the fracked gaslands ...




From: Cathy Burgess
Date: 16 May 2013 12:00:47 GMT+10:00
To: hunter rivers catchment alliance <hcr-alliance@googlegroups.com>, fullerton cove <greenbellfrog@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [HCRA] Cessnock Council moves against CSG


Hi
In case you haven't heard.
Cathy

From this morning’s Newcastle Herald...

It maybe not a total ban, but it’s a start!



Move to save land from CSG
By DAMON CRONSHAW May 16, 2013, midnight



THIRTEEN suburbs in the Cessnock local government area were nominated last night to have land excluded from coal seam gas activities.
The NSW government has offered councils the chance to nominate land with a "large-lot residential" zoning in areas with "a village character’’.
Cessnock City Council staff nominated land at Greta, Millfield, Nulkaba, Bellbird, Kitchener, Kearsley, Paxton, Ellalong, Elrington, Mulbring, Abermain, North Rothbury and Cliftleigh.
Councillors voted to allow Laguna and the ’’greater village of Wollombi" to be nominated as well.
A council report expressed grave concerns about coal seam gas exploration and production in Cessnock’s local government area.
The council feared negative effects of the industry on the environment, landowners and businesses.
The NSW government declared in February it would prohibit coal seam gas activities in the Hunter’s wine country and thoroughbred horse studs.
Additionally, it proposed to ban such activities from land within two kilometres of residential areas and future residential growth areas.
The council resolved in March to ask the NSW Minister for Resources and Energy to exclude the vineyards, Wollombi Valley and Wow Creek Gorge from ‘‘the granting of petroleum titles’’.
It said the wine industry was expanding ‘‘within the Wollombi Valley’’.
In March, the government released a discussion paper that said interest in coal seam gas was increasing as coal declined.
The paper said areas including Wollombi, Fullerton Cove, Williamtown, Camberwell, Bulga, Mandalong and Dooralong had ‘‘high potential for coal seam gas’’.

Source:http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1505388/move-to-save-land-from-csg/?cs=305


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