Marrickville Council moves to prohibit coal seam gas at St Peters
Marrickville Greens – media release
The additional condition of consent reads:
That mining or gas exploration or extraction activities be prohibited on the site, due to the proximity to residences, the safety and health risks associated with gas extraction, and the uncertainty over the effect of coal seam gas extraction on the local environment and aquifers, and the potential to further contaminate the land
“This sends a strong signal to both the land holder and Dart Energy that Marrickville Council is united in its opposition to coal seam gas in the Inner West,” said Greens Councillor Max Phillips.
“Dial-A-Dump should rip up its landholder agreement with Dart Energy. Its now crystal clear that the community and council do not want gas exploration or extraction at St Peters.
“The State Government should cancel the exploration licence that covers the Sydney Metropolitan Area. No part of Sydney should become a dangerous coal seam gas field,” he said.
Contact: Cr Max Phillips: 0419 444 916
Update: It has now been revealed that neither Dart Energy nor the gas exploration companies that held the licence for St Peters have ever negotiated a land access agreement with the Dial-A-Dump company that owns the land where they planned to drill for gas! More at kateausburn.com