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 MeetingThursday 11 January 5pm till 6.30pm Eneabba Recreational and Sporting CentreEneabba Drive, Eneabba Facebook event.
Event: Wednesday 29 November A 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/
Event: Tuesday 21 November This 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/
Event: 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. Continue reading
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We 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.
Saturday 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 [email protected] See our media release: Highway protests call for water protection from fracking threat Continue reading
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 9pmWhere: Capel RSL HallBrought to you by the Capel GasField Free Action Group in association with Capel CWA. Facebook event.
A FRACTURED STATE tells the story of the high-stakes battle to protect land, water and health in Western Australia from the unconventional gas industry and fracking. The film was made in 2016 to help raise awareness of fracking and unconventional gas in WA and the Lock the Gate campaign. You will be able to talk with the film-maker Jane Hammond after the film. Register here Wed, June 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Foyer Oxford, 1st Floor, 196 Oxford Street, Leederville Facebook event. Hosted by Transition Town Vincent.
Find out more about the risks of unconventional gasfields and fracking in your region, and let your local candidates know you’ll be voting Gasfield Free this election by coming along to one of these great events! Sun 26 Feb - 10.30am - Quedjinup Gasfield Free Declaration - Old Dunsborough Boat ramp, Dunsborough - bring your surfboard. Sun 26 Feb - 4pm - Human Sign Photo Shoot for a Gasfield Free South West - Boyanup Oval, Charlotte St, Boyanup Mon 27 Feb - Swan Valley Film night with West Swan election candidates - West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Road, Henley Brook - 7pm Tues 28 Feb - 7pm - Gidgegannup Public Meeting - Gidgegannup Rec Centre, Percy Cullen Oval, Gidgegannup. Wednes 1 Mar - 7pm- Bullsbrook Film night with Swan Hills election candidates - Pickett Park Hall, Bullsbrook Thurs 2 Mar - 5.30pm - Bunbury Film Night with election candidates - Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (Harvey Room), Blair St, Bunbury Thurs 2 Mar - 6pm - Moora Film Night with election candidate forum - Moora Performing Arts Centre, Moora Mon 6 Mar - 6pm - The Vines Central Gasfield Free Declaration - Chardonnay Park, The Vines - bring a picnic Past events: Sat 18 Feb - Mid West to Perth Ute Muster - Mid West Farmers meeting at Bullsbrook 10am, then continuing into city to demand our State election candidates protect our water, air, land and communities! Wednes 22 Feb - Film Night with Collie-Preston election candidates - 5.30 for 6pm – Capel Golf Club, Bussell Highway, Stratham Wednes 22 Feb - Mundaring Pre-Election forum with candidates - 7pm, Mundaring Civic Centre (Mundaring in Transition, several issues to be discussed)