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.
This is our chance to show the Inquiry Panel and the McGowan Government we want Western Australia permanently protected.
Throughout the Inquiry, Lock the Gate and other groups in WA will be working to support individuals, organisations, communities, farmers, tourism operators and pastoralists to have a say. Many regional West Australians want help to secure permanent protection from fracking.
Can you help spread the word to your family, workmates and neighbours about your local community consultation and show up to have your voice counted for clean water and a healthy future?
The Inquiry will host a "public meeting" in each location. You can go along to show support for a frack free WA, and we encourage you to put together your key points of evidence explaining why you don't want fracking gasfields in your community.
So far the inquiry panel has ignored calls to visit the South West and Gascoyne regions. If you want the panel to come to your region, email [email protected] and talk to your local MP.
For more on the Inquiry Panel, Terms of Reference and background papers from the Inquiry can be found here: https://frackinginquiry.wa.gov.au/