Calls to protect sugar cane industry in NSW from impacts of coal seam gas – ABC Rural Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Northern NSW, Mt. Warning in background.

A local council in northern NSW is calling on its State Government to protect the regions main agricultural crop from the impacts of unconventional gas extraction.The Tweed Shire Council wants the sugar cane industry to be given ‘critical industry cluster’ status like the equine and viticulture industries in the Upper Hunter.Tweed councillors unanimously voted in favour of a motion that the mayor write to the NSW Premier Mike Baird, the Minister for Planning Pru Goward and the Minister for the North Coast Andrew Stoner, requesting the protection

via Calls to protect sugar cane industry in NSW from impacts of coal seam gas – ABC Rural Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

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One comment

  1. ianscyberspace · August 10, 2014

    I had not picked up that development in the national news media. Interesting!

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