CSG PROTEST: From left Barb Wood, Evans Head, Anne Duncan, Woodburn and Kia Burgess, Broadwater are inviting locals to attend their anti-CSG meeting this Saturday. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times
CSG PROTEST: From left Barb Wood, Evans Head, Anne Duncan, Woodburn and Kia Burgess, Broadwater are inviting locals to attend their anti-CSG meeting this Saturday. Photo Samantha Elley / Rivertown Times Samantha Elley

CSG on agenda at Evans

THE issue of coal seam gas mining has reached the Lower Richmond, and a small band of locals wants to make the area aware of its possible impacts.

Barb Wood, of Evans Head, Kia Burgess, of Broadwater, and Anne Duncan, of Woodburn, have come together and organised a public awareness meeting to be held in Evans Head this Saturday at 4pm at the recreational hall.

"Water is life and with the danger of aquifer (water table) pollution, amongst many other negative environmental impacts, it is of great importance to the community to be educated in what could be an emerging disaster for our region," Ms Wood said. The group is self-funded and is inviting everyone to attend the meeting.

"(We) invite the entire community to attend and learn what this industry might inflict on our region if allowed to go ahead," Ms Wood said.

Further meetings are planned for Broadwater and Woodburn, with dates to be advised.

If you would like to help, you can call Barb 0429 323 539, Kia 0415 181 335 or Anne 0407 327 892.



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