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Hundreds turn up for gas meeting in Ivanhoe

30 March, 2021
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Today over 200 people participated in a community meeting in Ivanhoe regarding Gas Exploration in the Far West of NSW.

Through my efforts and those of the Community, the Public Servants from the Department of Planning finally showed up out west.

They were given a clear message from the community in the form of a motion. I love their motion, couldn’t have said it better:

  1. We the community members affected by the proposed gas exploration of the Yathong-Ivanhoe and Neckarboo Troughs don’t accept any risk, meaning zero risk to any surface and underground water supplies that are critical to supplying any town and residential water, stock and domestic water, and water for the purposes of irrigation.
  2. We the community members affected by the proposed gas exploration of the Yathong-Ivanhoe and Neckarboo Trough will not accept any harm or risks to Aboriginal heritage and cultural significance, roads and infrastructure, livestock disruption and losses, bio-security threats, insurance and public liability, policies and any cause for potential mental health cases.
  3. Finally we the community member affected by the by the proposed gas exploration of the Yathong-Ivanhoe and Neckarboo Troughs will protect each other, will not allow individuals to be singled out, will not negotiate our future, will not consider any proposal that could potentially ruin the country for all future generations. United we want this gas proposal to stop right now and we are prepared to fight for as long as it takes.

Well done to the people involved. This is a great start.

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