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Wollongong City Council

Position Statements Register

MatterMatter MatterCoal Seam Gas Mining
Date AdoptedDate Adopted Date Adopted09/10/2011
Responsible OfficerResponsible Officer Responsible OfficerManager Environmental Strategy & Planning
DivisionDivision DivisionCity Strategy
Position StatementPosition Statement Position Statement1.  Council expresses its concerns that the short-term and long-term environmental impacts of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) activities are not well understood, at either a State-wide or regional level.
2.  Council acknowledges there is widespread local community concern about and opposition to CSG in the Illawarra.
3.  Council urges the State Government to rule out SCG activities in water catchment areas in the City of Wollongong.
Background/HistoryBackground/History Background/HistoryRelated to coal seam gas exploration boreholes proposed for the Wollongong LGA.
Council Meeting held 27 October 2014
Minute No 194 - Item A Lord Mayoral Minute
Part 4. Council reaffirm its previously-adopted position on coal seam gas and petroleum exploration and mining.
Review with election of new Council