Feedback closing on Coal Seam Gas Exploration

Feedback on the question about Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Development in the Dubbo Regional Council area is closing this Friday 15 June and the Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields is encouraging all interested parties to make a submission.

“Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Development is an industry and a topic that raises much debate in the community,” Councillor Shields said.

“In order to fully consider the issues, gauge community opinion and understand what is of most benefit to the region Council relies on members of the public to have their say,” he said.

“This is the best way to ensure any decision is being made in the interests of the community and with the best information at hand.”

Councillor Shields said the former Dubbo City Council adopted a Position Paper for Coal Seam Gas in 2015. As the debate has continued since then and the knowledge of the industry has evolved it is appropriate to re-visit this issue.

“It is my view that Dubbo Regional Council should be backing the farmers of regional NSW by supporting their concerns about CSG.  There is a lot of evidence that suggests that CSG is a real threat to our farm land and as such I certainly encourage everyone to have their say. Council will take these submissions into consideration when updating a new position statement on Coal Seam Gas,” Councillor Shields said.

Written submissions in respect of Coal Seam Gas exploration and development in the Dubbo Regional Local Government Area are welcome up until 5pm on 15 June 2018 and can be made at Council’s website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au or email council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

MEDIA CONTACT

Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Ben Shields: 0418 639 053

Last Edited: 12 Jun 2018

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