Gas Update in the Shire of Dandaragan
Gas projects have been on the nose in and around most of the communities in the Shire of Dandaragan. Since the Gasfield Free Declaration in the area surrounding and including the Dandaragan town there have been no new wells drilled.
July 23, 2020: McGowan Government backflips on fracking commitment?
It appears the McGowan Government has broken a commitment to restrict fracking to existing petroleum leases, according to Lock the Gate Alliance.
The WA Government has announced the release of four large petroleum exploration lots making up over 14,000km2 located in the Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid West, and Wheatbelt.Read more
May 14, 2020: Dandaragan - The community that fought off the frackers!
Former Dandaragan local Pauline Cook didn’t know whose driveway she had pulled into - until she saw the fancy car and the driver.
Somehow, despite her and all her fellow convoy drivers becoming hopelessly lost, she’d managed to stop in front of the Cottesloe house of the then Western Australian Liberal Premier, Colin Barnett.
Mrs Cook was part of a 60-strong ute-muster that had travelled from Bullsbrook, more than 50km away in February 2017, to protest plans by gas company Latent Petroleum to restart fracking near Dandaragan.