Anti-CSG signs may be lost

LISMORE City Council may soon take to removing anti-coal seam gas signs from public places.

Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell said there had been a recent proliferation of anti-CSG signage in road reserves, particularly in rural areas.

"Council compliance staff are in the process of sending letters seeking cooperation from anti-CSG advocate groups for the progressive removal of these signs from within the road reserve, and relocation of such signage onto private land," she said.

"If cooperation is not received, council may need to consider removing CSG signs from within the road reserve.

"This action is being taken solely for liability, road safety and consistency reasons."

Lismore council voted in December last year to impose a moratorium on all coal seam gas on council-owned and operated land.

Passionate anti-CSG advocate and CSG-free Northern Rivers member Marny Bonner said the council's request was "perfectly reasonable".

"Council has its rules and regulations and there can't be signage going up willy-nilly all over the place."

Ms Bonner said she would happily relocate an anti-CSG sign from a tree at the front of her house on public property to her veranda.



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