Wow, excellent, thanks everyone, this petition will be symbolically handed over today at our HOPELAND GASFIELD FREE DECLARATION DAY and then officially closed and getting delivered on 21 May at the Calling City and Country Rally in Brisbane!
One last push everyone, wonder if we can make it to 1000?
To: Origin APLNG CEO and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Mayor Ray Brown
Save Chinchilla Priority Agricultural Land (PL272) from CSG
This campaign has ended.
Please leave this PL 272 which is all Priority Agricultural Land and much of it Grade A Good Quality Agricultural land alone. The most recent attack on this very same rare productive land from the soil in the gas absurdity, must be the warning bell to act immediately!
Please place your consideration for CSG companies on the back burner for the sake of demonstrating that this small highly productive corner of Chinchilla deserves to continue as it has for generations for the families that operate successful businesses to provide Australia with cotton, sorghum, wheat, chick pea, beef and pigs.
We have witnessed our neighbours with CSG be subjected to severe health effects, zero baseline testing, community destruction, land subsidence, leaking gas from multiple locations, leaking raw csg water, utter disregard for biosecurity, disregard for privacy and respect, lack of security. This is unacceptable for anyone, and we are not interested in this on our productive agricultural land.
Why is this important?
The 9 year old son (and grandson) of one of the farmers in PL272 said it perfectly "I want to do what you do Dad, but if the gas comes, I wont be able to, what will we do then".
In 2015 Origin APLNG intend to put 171 CSG wells, high point vents, low point drains, substations, gathering lines etc across stage one of their assault on PL272.
We have begged the Minister for Agriculture to support us, and he was not interested.
Consider the Property Rights of all of those who have farmed this country for generations and who should not be forced to accept the poisoning and degradation of this special country (their homes) through the forced access of CSG.
Consider this one special place in Chinchilla.
The priority use of this land should be now, and should remain, agriculture.
We will deliver the results of this petition personally to those it is addressed to.