News

More towns become CSG-free

Lock the Gate Tweed spokesman Michael McNamara says residents are appalled the CSG industry has made its way to the Tweed valley.
Lock the Gate Tweed spokesman Michael McNamara says residents are appalled the CSG industry has made its way to the Tweed valley.

CHILLINGHAM has become the latest village to join the push for a CSG-free Tweed.

At a meeting held last Monday night, residents unanimously supported the proposition that Chillingham should be coal seam gas - free and resolved to conduct road surveys to gather the views of their friends and neighbours.

"Residents were appalled that an industry such as coal seam gas could come to the Tweed valley, especially to an area like Chillingham," said Lock the Gate Tweed spokesperson Michael McNamara.

"Chillingham was the first community in the Tweed to go 'plastic bag free' so it is no surprise that the community wants to be CSG-free.

"Some of the community members who attended are so keen to get the process underway that they took away road surveys with them to get started on the task of seeking the views of other members of the community."

A follow-up meeting will be held at the hall on Wednesday July 25at 7pm to co-ordinate the road surveys and plan for a community celebration that will be held to declare certain roads as CSG-free.

"This follow-up meeting will be a great opportunity for members of the Chillingham community who were unable to get to the meeting tonight to find out more and to get involved in protecting their community," Mr McNamara said.

Public meetings will be held at Uki this Saturday in the community hall, at Tumbulgum on Monday July 23 in the local hall, at Burringbar on Tuesday July 24 in the Burringbar Sports Club and at Stokers Siding on Thursday July 26 in the community hall.

The Uki meeting will start at 3pm and all the others will commence at 7pm.

"I invite anyone interested in implementing the CSG-free Communities initiative in their community to contact me on 6679 3013 or by email at lockthegate.tweed@gmail.com to organise a community meeting," Mr McNamara said.

Topics:  chillingham, csg, environment, mining industry, tweed



Court-ordered parolees more likely to re-offend

Fence with barbed wire. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

New research shows certain parolees more likely to re-offend

Top chefs help feed the needy

CREATIVE KITCHEN: Helpers providing the good food at Halcyon House's community dinner.

Top chefs raise money for needy: socials

From little things, big things grow

Diana Abraham, with help from Chris Watt, cutting the cake at the Meals on Wheels 30th birthday.

Meals on Wheels mark 30th anniversary on Tweed Coast

Latest deals and offers

MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic

Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in a scene from Ben-Hur.

ANYTHING less than grand in a remake of Ben-Hur won't do.

Coming up on your TVs this September...

Don't miss A Place to Call Home as season four launches this September.

HERE'S a sneak peek at what's coming up on Foxtel.

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m