Help for farmers concerned about mining and coal seam gas

NORTHERN Rivers farmers concerned about the future of mining and coal seam gas can participate in series of webinars being hosted by NSW Farmers.

Chief executive Matt Brand said many farmers were facing competition for use of their land from mining and petroleum companies, with 21% of NSW covered by minerals, coal and coal seam gas exploration titles.

"NSW Farmers provides an information service for members and non-members to ensure they are informed when making decisions regarding their land, water and interests, when considering mining and coal seam gas proposals in their area or when dealing with an exploration company which seeks access to their land," he said.

"Farmers and landholders want up to date and accurate information on mining and coal seam gas from a source they trust, and these webinars are an opportunity for landholders to get that information and to ask any questions they have."

The details of the webinars are:

• Land Access and Acquisition - 4pm to 5pm, Thursday April 28

• How Landholders can have their say on mining and CSG - 4pm to 5pm, Thursday May 5

• Recent developments in mining and CSG regulation - 4pm to 5pm, Thursday May 12.

The webinars are free for both NSW Farmers members and non-members and will be held as part of the NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Communications Project which is funded by the NSW Government.

The webinars will be conducted by NSW Farmers Mining and Coal Seam Gas Officer Daniel Coulton.

All webinars will be recorded and made available on the website.

In order to participate you only need a computer and a steady internet connection.

For more information on mining and coal seam gas or the workshops, phone 1300 794 000.



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