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Gasfield Free Northern Rivers demand action from the Planning Department.

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers demand action from the Planning Department. Concerned residents of the Northern Rivers are gathering today at Council Chambers as the NSW Planning Department arrives in Lismore to brief the Lismore City Council on the Draft North Coast Regional Plan. “The people of Lismore, Casino, Kyogle and surrounds have been left out […]

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Metgasco gone: shareholders accept govt buyback

Today Metgasco shareholders have decided to take the Government CSG licence buyout offer which means the Northern Rivers will remain gasfield free and protected by community. A group of farmers and community members from the Northern Rivers travelled to Sydney to attend the AGM to witness the vote and the final act in a long […]

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Alliance welcomes buy back of PEL 445

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed Member for Lismore, Thomas George’s announcement today that PEL 445 has been bought back. “We are very pleased that the government has taken this important step and reduced the number of licences covering the Northern Rivers. PEL 445 covers a large area from the border right down to the […]

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MR: Metgasco should take the money and run.

MEDIA RELEASE : Metgasco should take the money and run. Today’s announcement by Metgasco that they are moving forward with plans for seismic acquisition at Rock Valley and with drilling at Bentley has been met with renewed determination and commitment from the local community. ‘We will not sit idly by and watch Metgasco roll in […]

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MR: Alliance welcomes sale of Northern Rivers gas licence

Media release 2 September 2015 Alliance welcomes sale of Northern Rivers gas licence: urges action to protect the region Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Minister Roberts that the government is buying back Clarence Moreton Resources PEL 457. “The communities that are covered by this licence can now rest easy knowing […]

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MR: The Northern Rivers still at risk

A group of citizens from the Northern Rivers will travel to Sydney next week to meet with state politicians, support the Petroleum (Onshore) Amendment (Prohibit Coal Seam Gas) Bill being debated in the Upper House, and urge the NSW Government to ‘finish the job’ and buy-out all remaining gas licences in the region. Gasfield Free […]

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MR: Northern Rivers in Gas Mining Limbo

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed the news from Minister Anthony Roberts of the time extension to the Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) buy back scheme, however they noted that the community needs the issue to be resolved soon. Thomas George’s comments yesterday that it could take years doesn’t meet community expectations and there is an […]

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Urgent Action: Call Troy Grant Today

URGENT ACTION! Call Troy Grant today and ask him what he is doing to secure a gasfield free Northern Rivers. In the last days of the election campaign earlier this year Deputy Premier and National Party leader Troy Grant and member for Lismore Thomas George made the people of the Northern Rivers a promise. They […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: 12 June 2015 Gasfield Free Northern Rivers draws closer

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has welcomed media reports that Deputy Premier and Nationals Leader Troy Grant is calling for a halt to coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers, and congratulated the Deputy Premier on his stance. “After tireless work over four years by the community in the Northern Rivers we are overjoyed to see […]

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MR: Region ‘counting on pollies’ to finalise CSG buy back

MEDIA RELEASE 27 MAY 2015 Region ‘counting on pollies’ to finalise CSG buy back Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is launching a celebratory countdown to the June 30 deadline set by the state government for the buy back of Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 445, which covers most of the Lismore state electorate and parts of Clarence. […]

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