Unconventional gasfields have been threatening the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia for more than a decade, but community pressure has held it at bay. Lock the Gate Alliance, and various other community groups, are working alongside local landholders and communities to keep WA frack free.
Agriculture has and will continue to be a productive industry for Western Australia and the nation. On the global stage Australia is well known for its clean, green image when it comes to our fresh produce. We have extensive market garden areas on the fringes of Perth that are continually spreading deeper into the regions, while in the Wheatbelt and Mid West, we have groundwater dependent, rich agricultural zones. Without them, people in the city would lack access to fresh, WA grown produce. It is this that could be lost, should industrial fracking gasfields be allowed to expand across the region.
Read the Farming Not Fracking report to find out more (PDF)
Oil and Gas leases where the WA Government has lifted the moratorium on fracking in the Mid West and Wheatbelt: