Farmers catch CSG-free fever

Photo by David Lowe
Photo by David Lowe

YET MORE of Lismore's villages added their CSG-free road declarations to the growing pile in Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell's office last weekend.

At a multi-village celebration at the Eltham Friendly Inn, amid live music and neighbourly conviviality, Cr Dowell received road declarations from Clunes, Eltham, Bexhill, Booyong, Cosy Camp, Numulgi and Woodlawn.

Victoria Finlay, locality coordinator for Numulgi and Woodlawn, said the declarations arose out of a public meeting held at Numulgi in August, where local residents pledged to survey roads in their area to see if residents wanted their lands and roads to be CSG-free.

"We got an overwhelming response. We surveyed 202 people, and found many of them wanted to talk to us about CSG. In our district there are lots of farms that are over 40 hectares - cattle farms, dairy properties and banana plantations. Those farmers were all adamantly against CSG extraction, and some helped to do the road surveys," Victoria said.

Respondents from the Numulgi and Woodlawn area were 97% opposed to CSG extraction.

Other surveys found that 97% of the 398 residents surveyed in Clunes said 'no' to CSG and the figure was the same for Eltham, Booyong and Bexhill.

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