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MR: NSW gas plan fails Northern Rivers Community

The NSW Gas Plan does not address community concerns on coal seam gas mining and ignores recommendations by the Chief Scientist, according to Gasfield Free Northern Rivers. The plan fails to consider that the people of the Northern Rivers have been loud and clear in calling for all unconventional gas licences to be cancelled. Other […]

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MR: National MPs miss window of opportunity to deliver gasfield free outcome

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has delivered their second “Window of Opportunity” to State members of parliament and candidates in the four state electorates of the Northern Rivers. The campaign brings together a series of questions related to unconventional gas mining in the Northern Rivers that many members of our community are most concerned about. All […]

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Action Alert – Ask Minister Roberts to protect the Northern Rivers

Recently the NSW Government announced the renewal of a CSG Exploration Licence that covers a large area of the Northern Rivers. Covering Lismore, Nimbin, Kyogle and surrounds, this licence renewal sends a clear message that the government and the gas industry is looking to continue CSG exploration and development in our region. We urgently need […]

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Media Release: Gasfields remain an existential threat to the Northern Rivers

Battlelines are being redrawn over gasfield developments in the northern rivers as the state government moves to exclude Ballina from gas licences but leaves the rest of the region exposed” That’s the message coming from Gasfields Free Northern Rivers spokesperson Dean Draper, following the government renewal this week of Darts exploration license over areas surrounding, […]

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Action Alert – State Members of Parliament Offices

Across NSW, local communities are taking action to make sure that politicians and the media can see that people won’t stand for an expansion of invasive unconventional gas extraction projects. In the Northern Rivers, community actions are taking place in Lismore at Thomas George’s office 11.30am, at Don Page’s office in Ballina at 10.30am and […]

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Gasfield Free Northern Rivers Rally November 1st

On November 1 the community will gather to march together in Lismore to declare the Northern Rivers Gasfield free and call for the cancellation of all exploration and production licences in the Northern Rivers! Riverside Park, Lismore 10am. Click for larger view   Visit our Facebook event page here   We need volunteers! If you […]

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What you can do to help protect Gloucester from fracking

** Peaceful direct action protests ** Every morning at 6:30am we are blocking AGL’s gates on Fairbairns Rd (off the Bucketts Way a couple of km south of Gloucester). The more people we have, the more effective our actions will be and the longer we can stay each day, so please join us. ** Silent […]

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Visiting your local MP

  Meeting with your local Member of Parliament is a powerful action you can take to help protect the Northern Rivers from invasive gasfields.  This builds on the efforts of Bentley landholders, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers representatives and other local community members who have met with our elected representatives to express their concerns and ask […]

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MR: Metgasco gets slap down in Supreme Court for premature document search

Media Release 10 July 2014 In a Supreme Court decision on Wednesday 9 July,1 Justice Davies has ruled against Metgasco’s premature attempt to obtain documents used by the Office of Coal Seam Gas in making its decision to suspend Metgasco’s Petroleum Exploration Licence 16 over farmland at Bentley. “Metgasco’s attempt to rush the court process […]

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MR: Community congratulates government for upholding Metgasco suspension

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and Bentley landholders have today commended the NSW government for its decision to uphold the suspension of Metgasco’s coal seam gas exploration licence over the Bentley and Casino area. The licence was suspended on 15 May due to ‘inadequate consultation’ after sustained and overwhelming community opposition which culminated in the historic […]

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