North Coast mayors visit Glenugie Coal Seam Gas blockade

A snapshot of the action at the Glenugie CSG blockade today.
A snapshot of the action at the Glenugie CSG blockade today.

CLARENCE Valley deputy mayor Craig Howe has thanked two Northern Rivers mayors for visiting the Coal Seam Gas blockade at The Avenue, in Glenugie today.

Lismore City mayor Jenny Dowell and Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson arrived on site at 10am and have spent the morning meeting and talking with protestors.

Cr Howe said the mayors were welcome in the Clarence Valley and he thanked them for supporting the protestors at Glenugie.

He added that local councillors were notified of their impending visit but were unable to attend due to being on leave.

"Our mayor Richie Williamson received an email on Tuesday but unfortunately he is away and is subsequently unable to join the other mayors at the site," he said.

"Their support means a lot to everyone in the Clarence Valley who opposes coal seam gas.

"I also plan to visit the Glenugie site soon."

Cr Richardson, who organised the visit, said today was an opportunity for the mayors to show their support to the local protestors and demonstrate their opposition to CSG.

The mayors thanked protesters for taking a stand against the threat of CSG in the Clarence Valley and spoke of their own concerns regarding CSG in their shires.

"It was important for us to come to Glenugie today to show solidarity on behalf of our local communities who also oppose CSG mining. The protestors have essentially put their lives on hold to take a stand to help protect their communities against CSG and we wanted to be here to offer then additional support and thank them," Cr Richardson said.

The mayors said their visit was not an attempt at political grandstanding.

Cr Richardson said the controversies surrounding CSG extend beyond more than one electoral boundary and it was important for communities to unite.

"We wanted to be here to look at the site, to talk to the protestors and offer them our support," he said.

"We (mayors) have all been following the accounts of the Glenugie site through social media and also in the news," he said.

"Cr Richardson contacted Clarence Valley councillors to inform them of our visit and we are sorry that mayor Richie Williamson could not (attend)."

Topics:  blockade coal seam gas glenugie metgasco

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