Darling Range Forum

People with don't frack our future bannerWHEN: Friday 15 June, 6.30-8pm.

WHERE: Roleystone Hall, 44 Jarrah Rd, Roleystone

WHAT: The electors of Darling Range will go to the polls June 23. Come and hear what the candidates think of fracking. Which ones will support a permanent ban on fracking WA and which would rather put our land, water and health at risk to support this dirty industry? Join us for a screening of the WA documentary "A Fractured State" and then quiz the candidates on the policies that matter to you. This is a free community event but registering will help us with the catering. Come along and pick up a free "Lock the Gate" or "No Fracking" triangle for your gate.

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Frack Free WA Events in May 2018

Eneabba & surrounds 'Next steps' meeting and supper

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, hear from the local action groups in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Coffee/tea, and a shared supper will be provided.

WHERE: Eneabba Recreational & Sporting Club, Eneabba Drive, Eneabba

WHEN: 7-9pm, Monday 28 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

Stay tuned for further events if you’re outside these areas!

 

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PAST May events

Perth and Bunbury: Screenings of the Bentley Effect

Perth: 6pm Wednesday 9 May at Grand Cinemas Cygnet, Como.

Bunbury: 6pm Thursday 10 May at Event Cinemas, Bunbury.

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Brendan Shoebridge and an update on the WA campaign and ‘next steps’.

"This timely story of a community's heroic stand shows how peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness."

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Swan Valley and surrounds ‘Next steps’ meeting

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, hear from the local action groups in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Caffeine and sweet & savoury treats provided.

WHERE: Aveley Community Centre, 22 Bolero Road, Aveley (part of Ellenbrook, close to West Swan Road)

WHEN: 6 - 8pm Monday 14 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

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Victoria Park/South East Metro ‘Next steps’ meeting

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, get involved with the new action group in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Caffeine and sweet & savoury treats provided.

WHERE: Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park

WHEN: 6.30pm - 8pm Wednesday 16 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

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Lower Mid West/Midlands ‘Next steps’ meeting & lunch

WHAT: Meeting with an update on the state-wide campaign and lessons from the NT, hear from the local action groups in the area, and discuss ideas for ‘next steps’ to build the movement for a permanent state-wide ban. Coffee/tea, and a shared lunch will be provided.

WHERE: Dandaragan Community Recreation Centre, 3550 Dandaragan Rd, Dandaragan, Dandaragan

WHEN: 10am-1pm, Thursday 17 May

RSVP: frackfreewa@gmail.com or text or call 0421 389 013

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Midland "Fracking" Information Session and film presentation.

“Fracking” From the slang term for Fracturing, involves pumping large amounts of water, usually with sand and lubricant chemicals added to it, deep into the ground under high pressure in order to break open rocks. (Collins Dictionary Meaning).

Janette Huston from the Knitting Nanna’s will explain what ‘Fracking’ is about, followed by a 45 minute documentary, 'Fractured Country: an Unconventional Invasion', a film from Lock the Gate Alliance (Australia) about the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion.

Places are limited, so bookings are essential here.

WHERE: Midland Public Library, 45 Helena Street, Midland 6056  View Map

WHEN: Monday, 21 May 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Fracking Q & A at UWA

Thursday 15 March 2018 - 7pm to 8.30pm - Fox Lecture Theatre, University of WA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley (Carpark 3, off Hackett Drive, behind UWA Club near Reid Library).

Hydraulic Fracking is controversial with good reason!

Join us for a night of questions and answers with some well considered and respected thinkers.

This Q&A with a science focus will include Professor Tony Ingraffea from Cornell University, New York, Professors Carmen Lawrence and Bruce Armstrong (UWA and USYD) and industry expert Mr Ian Porter from Sustainable Energy Now.

This event is hosted by Frack Free Future with the Conservation Council of Western Australia, and support from Lock the Gate Alliance.

We'll have a table at the event with last minute submission writing help.

RSVP for the event here on Eventbrite. Limited spots available.

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Short Film Fest + submission help

Wednesday 14 March - 6pm - 8pm - Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth (paid CPP parking next to venue, or there is Claisebrook Station right next door, and McIver Station very close. Also a CAT bus stops right outside).

We are holding a 'Frack Free Short Film Fest’ with last minute help for starting or finishing submissions to the WA Fracking Inquiry.

We’ll have some party food and other refreshments but please feel free to bring a plate to share too.

Meet like-minded people, celebrate how far we have already come to protect WA from fracking gasfields, find out what else you can do, and enjoy live music.

With all submissions due in March 19, this is your best opportunity to let the inquiry know exactly how you feel about this industry and its impact on everything we take for granted. We'll have a table with resources and templates to make or help finish your submission.

There will also be a table with some renewable energy colouring in for kids and some other games, so feel free to bring the whole family.

Cant get there? Then please send a quick email to the inquiry: https://lockthegate.good.do/frackinginquiry/submit/

Make a more powerful submission direct to the inquiry panel, see here:  http://www.frackfreewa.org.au/submission_writing_tips

Note: you can make more than one submission, a submission has no set format or length, so it can be as simple as just some comments about your feelings and what you want the government to do about it.

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Submission Writing Sessions

The WA Government's Fracking Inquiry has begun. 

Now is a critical time for protecting Western Australia from fracking gasfields. 

Don't let the unconventional gas industry dominate the WA submissions. 

For the sake of Western Australia's land, water, air, communities and other vibrant industries like agriculture, tourism and renewable energy, don't miss this chance to have your say in a written submission.

Come along to a Submission Writing session or other event and learn how. 


Perth Final Submission Writing Party - Tuesday 14 March - 6-8pm

Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth (Next to Claisebrook Train Station).


Other Perth Metro workshops co-hosted with Frack Free Future listed here

For more information/details, call Simone on 0421 389 013, or email frackfreewa@gmail.com

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Perth submission workshops

Perth Frack Free workshops for the WA Fracking Inquiry, co-hosted by Frack Free Future and Lock the Gate, unless otherwise mentioned.

Wanneroo 19th Feb night

Wanneroo Library meeting room, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

Workshop : 6pm till 8pm

 

Osborne Park 21st Feb   (TWS/Transition Town Stirling)

Osborne Park - 21st Feb (Fractured State screening, discussion and workshop)

Osborne Park Hotel, 216 Main Street

Event starts 6.30pm

 

Wanneroo 23rd Feb day

Wanneroo Library meeting room, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo WA 6065

Workshop : 10am till 12pm\

 

Cannington 1st March night

Mills Park Community Centre, Lesser hall , 86 Brixton St, Beckenham WA 6107

Workshop:6pm till 8pm

 

Cannington 2nd March day

Mills Park Community Centre, Lesser hall , 86 Brixton St, Beckenham WA 6107

Workshop: 10am till 12pm


West Perth, Lotteries House 7th March (TWS)

The Wilderness Society office. Details TBC.

 

Fracking Q&A at UWA - Wednesday 15 March

UWA, Crawley

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WA Fracking Inquiry Public Meetings

The WA Fracking Inquiry Panel will be visiting a select number of communities across WA for "Public Meetings' in late February/early March. In August 2018, the Inquiry will deliver a report to the WA Government. The McGowan Government will then form a decision on whether to ban fracking everywhere, or allow it to go ahead in certain areas.

Monday 26th February 2018 Fitzroy Crossing 1pm til 5pm - Fitzroy Lodge
Tuesday 27th February 2018 Broome 1pm til 5pm - Lotteries House, Cable Beach Road East
Wednesday 28 February 2018 Perth 12:30pm til 4:30pm - Perth Convention Centre Meeting Room 7
Thursday 1st March 2018 Dongara 11am til 3pm - Irwin Recreation Centre, Ridley St
Friday 2nd March 2018 Dandaragan 10am til 2pm - Dandaragan Recreation Centre
 
Come along 30 mins before the event for a photo outside!

This is our chance to show the Inquiry Panel and the McGowan Government we want Western Australia permanently protected.

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Eneabba-Warradarge Community Meeting

While the new state government has imposed a temporary ban on 'hydraulic fracture stimulation' in our region (Mid West, Turquoise Coast and Midlands) while they run an inquiry, it hasn’t banned exploration for tight and shale gas, or other forms of gas extraction.

Join us on Thursday evening January 11 at the Eneabba Recreational and Sporting Centre, Eneabba Drive, Eneabba.

In response to some local community member requests, we have organised a community meeting to update you on the latest, and discuss what we can do to protect the area long term, like other communities have achieved across Australia (including now a full ban on unconventional gas exploration and production in the whole state of Victoria). We'll also give a quick update on the WA Fracking Inquiry that's open for submissions till 19 March.

Come along and see how you can protect our land, water and health. It will be a relaxed evening where updates will be provided, and there will be refreshments (supper) organised by local volunteers.

Eneabba-Warradarge Community Meeting
Thursday 11 January
5pm till 6.30pm
Eneabba Recreational and Sporting Centre
Eneabba Drive, Eneabba
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Community Town Hall Meeting - Woodridge

Event: Wednesday 29 November

Woodridge-Film-Night.jpgA Public meeting at the Woodridge Community Hall regarding the gas exploration licences over the area, and the risk of fracking gasfields.

Simone van Hattem, regional co-ordinator for Lock the Gate Alliance will be speaking, and a short film will be shown.

Wed 29th November - 7.00pm, Woodbridge Community Hall/Centre, King Drive, Woodridge.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/135881887058789/

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Community Town Hall Meeting - Dardanup

Event: Tuesday 21 November

AAA-GFFC-Labor-Rally.jpgThis is a public meeting concerning the new gas exploration lease recently obtained by Bunbury Energy (formally Unconventional Resources pty ltd).

This lease covers parts of the shires of Dardanup, Capel and Donnybook-Balingup and parts of the cities of Bunbury and Busselton.

We know that the gas in the South West is likely tight gas, we know that unconventional tecniques may need to be used to extract it. The fracking ban is not legislated and is restricted to hydraulic fracturing only. 

We do not want industrialisation of our beautiful South West and prime agricultural land.

All communities covered by this lease and exisiting leases are invited to a public meeting to find out more about what this means and what we can do about it.

6pm, Dardanup Sporting and Community Centre, Ferguson Road, Dardanup, Tuesday November 21

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365464367230963/

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