WALKING THE WALK: Lesley McQueen prepares for her Walk Against Gas.
WALKING THE WALK: Lesley McQueen prepares for her Walk Against Gas.

Taking to the road against CSG

KYOGLE's Lesley McQueen will walk 80km from Kyogle to the Queensland border as part of a Walk Against Gas.

"I have never been too good at writing letters. We have an opportunity for real action, by actively participating or donating money, and this is my way to add to all the work being done around the country," Lesley said.

Lesley is a founding member of the Kyogle Group Against Gas (GAG) and said the groups is looking to raise awareness of Metgasco's plans to "build 1000 or more CSG wells and a gas pipeline in our region".

She will depart on her trek on Thursday, August 9, from Webb Park in Casino and will walk 32km to Kyogle.

The next day she plans to leave from Kyogle Memorial Park in Summerland Way and arrive at Lynchs Creek (where she lives) after another 30km.

On Saturday, August 11, the last 18km of the walk will take Lesley from Forest Rd in Lynchs Creek to the Queensland border, within the Border Ranges National Park.

Lesley will carry a container with water from the Richmond River on her trip, which she will then pass on to Linda Weston from Croftby in Queensland.

Mrs Weston will then walk another 125km from the border to Swan Bank Power Station in Ipswich, on the Queensland leg of the Walk Against Gas.

After a week of walking, Mrs Weston will throw the water near the power station "as a way to protest against the way these companies are wasting our precious water".

Donations to support the work done by GAG or Lesley McQueen's walk can be made at the Kyogle Exchange Hotel, the Wiangaree Village Store or at csgfreenorthern rivers.org.au/wag.


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