Rock Valley community meet to discuss Metgasco's plans
THE Rock Valley community came together on Saturday to talk about Metgasco's plans to start seismic testing in the area.
The meeting follows a recent announcement from the oil and gas exploration and production company that seismic testing on Lismore local government roads wouldproceed.
Gasfield Free Northern Rivers regional coordinator Elly Bird said the community was keen to discuss their next steps.
"It informs the community about the potential work Metgasco is planning," she said.
"Metgasco and the government know very clearly the sentiments of this community and how against the gasfields the whole of the Northern Rivers is."
Third generation cattle farmer Bevan Jolly said gathering together shows "the strength in people power."
"Everybody up this valley and the other valleys, we're just against it," he said.
"Once they bugger up our water, we're finished. When they start putting wells down around the area, the value of our land will decrease."
97% of the Rock Valley community declared a gasfield free Northern Rivers.
Metgasco wish to conduct seismic testing along Rock Valley Rd.
Seismic testing uses blasts of sound to find oil and gas reserves.