Arrow to talk CSG

COMMUNITY members concerned about the growing coal seam gas industry in Central Queensland have a chance to find out more about one of its major proponents' plans next week.

Arrow Energy, which was last week drilling for CSG near Yaamba, will hold three public information sessions for landholders and other concerned people in the Rockhampton region.

The company's vice-president of exploration Tony Knight said: "Since 2003 when Arrow was granted ATP 716, the company has undertaken a low-level exploration program to determine what coal, CSG and ground water exists in the region.

"The exploration well at Yaamba is a continuation of this routine program and is the third and final well that Arrow plans to drill in the area for the foreseeable future. "

While several landholders in the region did not want to comment on the record, they remain concerned about the company's plans in the region and planned to attend the meetings.

In a letter sent to landholders, the company wrote: "Arrow Energy would like to invite you to one of a series of community information session being held to provide further information out its gas exploration activities in the Nagoorin Graben, Styx and Capricorn Basin.

"The information sessions will be held in Ubobo, Marlborough and Rockhampton.

"A presentation providing an overview of Arrow's proposed and existing exploration work will be held along with a general update on Arrow's projects and matters of interest to the community.

"The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions and further discussion with senior Arrow staff."

The meetings will be held in the Ubobo Memorial Hall (1 Railway Tce) on November 16 from 4pm to 7pm; Marlborough Hall (Milman St, from 10am to 1pm on November 17, and Rockhampton's Rockonia Parish Hall, St Anthony's School (390 Feez St) from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on November 17.

For more information, call 1800 038 856 or email

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