FOLLOWING an application by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council for a petroleum prospecting licence involving a large part of the Tweed shire, anti-CSG mining campaigners will hold two public meetings to discuss the issue.

Tonight at 6pm a meeting will be held at Murwillumbah's Civic Centre, Tumbulgum Rd, and Wednesday night a meeting will be held at Byron Shire Council chambers at 6pm in Mullumbimby.

Anti-CSG activist Michael McNamara said the meeting was intended for any residents or communities affected and tonight's meeting would highlight some of the application's features such as the area involved.

"The only way to stop this industry is to take direct action.

"I encourage everyone who is affected to make a submission to the NSW Trade and Investment, Resources and Energy department.

"The features of this area make it incompatible with CSG mining.

"How are they going to take into account the potential impact on such aspects as soil, flood plains and our dwindling koala population," Mr McNamara said.

If you are interested in attending the Murwillumbah meeting or want to find out more about this issue you can contact Mr McNamara on 02 6679 3013 or 0418 195 258.



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