RESIDENTS REAFFIRM OPPOSITION TO CSG DEVELOPMENT
A capacity crowd gathered at the Senior Citizens Centre in Gloucester last night to attend a public meeting called to discuss recent coal seam gas developments. The crowd, estimated to be in the vicinity of 300, filled the hall and spilled out onto the adjoining terraces.
Federal Member for Lyne, Rob Oakeshott and Gloucester Mayor, John Rosenbaum addressed the meeting and spoke about Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke’s recent approval of AGL’s Gloucester Gas Project and NSW Premier O’Farrell’s refusal to apply the proposed 2 km CSG exclusion zone to AGL’s Gloucester Gas Project.
Barrington-Gloucester-Stroud Preservation Alliance Chairperson, Graeme Healy said, “The meeting was called at relatively short notice and the large crowd in attendance reflects the deep opposition in the community to the development of a coal seam gas field in the valley. Speaker after speaker spoke passionately about their concerns.”