News

Casino to have state's first CSG community liaison officer

Coal seam gas drilling rig on the Western Downs.
Coal seam gas drilling rig on the Western Downs. Contributed

CASINO will become home to NSW's first coal seam gas community liaison officer from next month, Resources Minister Chris Hartcher has announced.

Mr Hartcher's anouncement following a meeting today with Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis, Lismore MP Thomas George, Richmond Valley mayor Ernie Bennett and Richmond Valley Council general manager John Walker.

"Last year the NSW Government announced it would be establishing an on-the-ground presence in regional communities across the State to ensure ready access to factual information about the coal seam gas industry," Mr Hartcher said in a statement.

"Richmond Valley Council recognises the many benefits that can be derived from the coal seam gas industry, and views the development of local coal seam gas reserves as vital to supporting economic growth and local employment.

"I was happy to meet with Mayor Bennett and Mr Walker to hear first-hand the council's position statement on coal seam gas, and I congratulate them both for their proactive approach in shaping the future direction of their Council area."

Mr Hartcher said the community liaison officer would "meet with members of the community and organisations" seeking information on coal seam gas.

There was no word on who would fill the post, but it was expected the officer would be in place from early March.

Topics:  coal seam gas, csg, mining




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Lismore Paddle Challenge raises $2000

Paddlers joined in while a crowd watched all in support of Summerland Credit Union administrative assistant Kirstie Salgram who signed up for the three-day fundraising event in Fiji because she thought it would be an amazing opportunity to help impoverished people. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Challenge sees 11 minor celebs paddling.

Liam Hemsworth could be joining his brother in Byron

No Caption

BYRON could be home to two Hemsworth brothers

Maudeville is back, brighter and shinier than ever

DIVA: Maude Boat as MC of the Cabaret Show at a previous Tropical Fruit’s New Year Eve Party in Lismore.

IN A city full of divas, only one reigns supreme: Maude Boate.

Latest deals and offers

Bong throwing at MardiGrass 2016

The Nimbin MardiGrass Hemp Olympix wrap

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

10 ‘must-see’ open homes on the Northern Rivers this weekend

McGrath Ballina have listed this home at 19 Stonehenge Place, Lennox Head.

Looking for a new home? Then check out this list.

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.