Over 15,000 people in New South Wales have signed a petition calling for the protection of farmland, water catchments and bushland from coal and gas mining in NSW. Community groups around the state worked together as part of the Land Water Future campaign to gather support for this petition, with the help of the Nature Conservation Council and Lock the Gate Alliance.
Thanks to Lane Cove Coal and Gas Watch, Planning Minister Anthony Roberts, has tabled the petition in parliament and it is set down for debate at 4:30pm on 23 February. Join us at NSW Parliament at 4pm, or watch online from home.
With just two years before the next state election, the threat of CSG in the Pilliga looming and damaging coal mines seeking approval to expand on the rich farmland of the Hunter Valley and in Sydney’s drinking water catchment, the timing of this debate is crucial.
We'll be holding signs naming communities, villages, suburbs and towns around the state that want proper protection for farmland, bushland drinking water catchments, homes and schools. Is your town one of them? Drop us a line to make sure you get represented.