Residents gathered in Tyalgum to show their opposition to CSG mining in Tweed Shire.
Residents gathered in Tyalgum to show their opposition to CSG mining in Tweed Shire.

Residents want CSG-free Tweed

A MEETING was held at Tyalgum on Thursday night for residents wanting to create a "CSG-free" shire.

Held by Lock the Gate Tweed, the meeting was the first of its kind for Tweed and about 50 people attended.

Michael McNamara, of Lock the Gate Tweed, said residents voted unanimously to support an initiative aimed at keeping roads and the community free from coal-seam gas mining in the Tweed Valley.

"The CSG-free Communities initiative is spreading like wildfire across the Northern Rivers because it engages local residents and gives them a voice in determining the future of their community," Mr McNamara explained.

"It is a very empowering process for both communities and individuals."

He said those who attended agreed to take the message to nearby areas.

Mr McNamara said residents had formed "road working groups" to get in touch with people who were unable to attend the meeting.

"Groups of volunteers from each road will survey their neighbours about whether they want their community to be CSG-free."

He encouraged anyone interested in supporting the initiative to contact him on 02 6679 3013 or email lockthegate.tweed@gmail.com to organise a community meeting.



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