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Over the last four years councils right across Australia have passed motions opposing coal seam gas and other unconventional gas development and calling for a moratorium. Local councils have led the charge to support the community and prevent reckless and unsafe unconventional gas mining.

Is your council on the list below?  If not, why not approach your council and ask them to oppose the renewal of unconventional gas licences, and to support a moratorium on unconventional gas mining?  Ask them to also seek increased powers for local councils to reject coal and unconventional gas mining.

List of Local Councils Who Have Passed Motions:

The Councils listed below have supported moratoria or passed motions of opposition or concern about coal and/or unconventional gas mining in recent years:

South Australia

The following South Australian councils have passed motions noting concern or opposition to unconventional gas mining and exploration:

South East Local Government Association, 13 June 2014

Robe Council, 14 January 2014

Wattle Range Council, March 2014

Mt Gambier, 22 May 2014

Victoria

The following Victorian councils have passed motions noting concern or opposition to unconventional gas mining and exploration:

State Council of the Municipality Association of Victoria, 16 May 2014

Wyndham, 28 April 2014

Surf Coast, 26 November 2013

Moorabool, May 2013

Moyne, March 2014

Moreland City Council, 2012

South Gippsland Council, 2012

Yarra Council, June 2012

Port Phillip Council, May 23 2012

Bass Coast Council, May 2012

Colac Otway, April 2012

Queensland

The following Queensland councils have passed motions noting concern or opposition to unconventional gas mining and exploration:

Southern Downs, January 2015

Lockyer Valley, November 2014

Port Douglas, November 2014

Somerset Council, January 2012

Scenic Rim, March 2011

Western Australia

The following Western Australian councils have passed motions noting concern or opposition to unconventional gas mining and exploration:

City of Swan, October 2016

Shire of Coorow, August 2014

Shire of Carnamah, December 2014 & August 2015

Northern Territory

The following NT councils have passed motions noting concern or opposition to unconventional gas mining and exploration:

Wagait Beach, February 2015

Katherine, November 2013 & February 2015

New South Wales

The following NSW councils have passed motions noting concern or opposition to unconventional gas mining:

Riverina

Wagga Wagga, March 2014

Griffith, May 2014

Orange, April 2014

Northern Rivers

Richmond Valley, 15 May 2012

Clarence Valley, 15 December 2014

Kyogle, 19 December 2011

Ballina, May 2011

Byron Bay, 12 May 2011

Tweed, 19 April 2011

Lismore, 13 December 10

Hunter / Newcastle

Newcastle, 5 June 2012

Lake Macquarie, 25 June 2012

Gloucester, 21 December 2011

Port Stephens, December 2011

Singleton, February 2013

Cessnock, 7 August 2013

Central Coast

Wyong, 01 September 2011 and 11 February 2015

Gosford, 02 October 2012 and 10 February 2015

Mid North Coast

Coffs Harbour, 25 July 2012

Great Lakes, 10 April 2012

Greater Taree, 14 December 2011

North-west NSW

Moree Plains, 01 July 2011

Warrumbungles, 01 November 2011

Mid-Western Regional Council, April 2012 (called on government to provide more protection for landowners)

Coonamble, 2011

Walgett, July 2011

Sydney

Hawkesbury, March 2014

Woollahra, 2013

Liverpool, 2013

Blue Mountains City Council, 27th November 2012

Sutherland, 28 August 2012

Burwood, 24 July 2012

Randwick, 24 July 2012

Campbelltown, 29 May 2012

Canada Bay, 15 May 2012

Ashfield, 27 March 2012

Waverley, 20 March 2012

Camden, March 2012 (Council asked government for report on issues relating to CSG)

Wingecarribee Shire, November 2011

Marrickville, 02 July 2011

Leichhardt, 23 June 2011

City of Sydney, 06 December 2010

Illawarra

Kiama, 13 December 2011

Wollongong, 7 April 2014

 

Has your council passed a resolution against coal or coal seam gas too? Let us know!

 

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