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. Big & small companies and lobby groups are pushing for fracking.

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.

You can protect your future, and Western Australia

Come along to a Submission Writing session and learn how.


Perth - Monday 22 January, 6pm-8pm

Citiplace Community Centre, City Railway Station Complex, Wellington St, Perth (ie inside Perth Train Station)


Jurien Bay - Tuesday 23 January, 3pm or 6pm

CWA Hall, Bayliss Street, Jurien Bay


Moora - Wednesday 24 January, 10am-midday

Wheatbelt Gallery, 68 Padbury Street, Moora


Dandaragan - Wednesday 24 January, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Redgum Village, Dandaragan


Fremantle - Thursday 25 January, 6-8pm

Replants, 96 Wray Avenue, Fremantle


Swan Valley - Tuesday 30 January, 6-8pm 

Baskerville Memorial Hall, 129 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville


Eneabba - Monday 5 February, 7-9pm

Eneabba Recreation & Sports Centre, Eneabba Drive, Eneabba


Dongara/Irwin - Tuesday 6 February, 6-8pm

Ocean Room, Irwin Recreation Centre, 1 Ridley St, Port Denison


South West/Bunbury area - Wednesday 7 February - evening

Venue to be confirmed - save the date


Geraldton - Wednesday 7 February - day and evening

Venue to confirmed - save the date


More to be announced including Broome, Geraldton, the Gascoyne and more in Perth and surrounds.

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

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WA Fracking Inquiry Public Meetings

This year the WA Government responded to community concerns about the risks of fracking gasfields by calling an inquiry and appointing a panel, chaired by Dr Tom Hatton (who leads WA's Environmental Protection Authority).

The 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
Tuesday 27th February 2018 Broome 1pm til 5pm
Wednesday 28 February 2018 Perth 12:30pm til 4:30pm
Thursday 1st March 2018 Dongara 11am til 3pm
Friday 2nd March 2018 Dandaragan 10am til 2pm
 
Registrations will be open from Monday 22nd January to Sunday 4th February 2018 at https://frackinginquiry.wa.gov.au/

This is our chance to have a say on the future of Western Australia.

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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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Peaceful protest against SW gas leases - Bunbury

sw-rally.jpgEvent: Sunday 5 November 2017

A gas exploration lease has just been approved over Bunbury, Stratham, Boyanup, Dardanup, Capel, Peppermint Beach and Donnybrook.

Let the state government know that we don't want gasfields in South West WA. 

Meet at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Center carpark at 2pm. We will walk about 500m to another location.

Wear yellow & black or a costume. Bring signs. Musicians wanted- to play and lead singing.

Download PDF of A5 flyer to print or email. Print double-sided in colour or b&w, then cut in half to make two flyers.


 

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Frack Free People's Rally

frack-off-crowd.jpgWe have been disappointed by the WA Labor government since they came to power.

It’s time to turn that disappointment into action. We need to show them that protecting land, water and people from unsafe fracking gasfields is a BIG priority.

RSVP here to join people from across WA on Saturday August 26 outside Crown Theatre, Burswood.

Stand with us as conference delegates and media go inside to debate the WA Labor fracking policy. The more people that attend, the stronger our message to Labor will be.

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends.

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WA Water4Life National Highway Actions

_Water4Life_National_Highway_Action.pngSaturday 8 July 2017 on a highway or main road near you.

By popular demand - Australia's Biggest Highway Action is back! Organise a local event, bring placades, family and friends, stand by the highway and wave your signs for a Frack free WA, a Gasfield Free WA and a Gasfield Free Australia.

Join one of the 30 locations listed below & or let us know what other location you are planning so we can help publicise it, email frackfreewa@gmail.com

See our media release: Highway protests call for water protection from fracking threat

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Capel Gasfield Free Film and Information Night

The Capel and surrounds community is invited to a free community event; screening of A Fractured State, the new locally made documentary on fracking and the unconventional gas industry in WA. After the film, there will be a light supper and discussion about the potential impact of the unconventional gas industry to our land, health and water.

Find out what is planned locally to combat this threat. 

When: 24 June 2017-  7 to 9pm

Where: Capel RSL Hall

Brought to you by the Capel GasField Free Action Group in association with Capel CWA.

Facebook event.

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