Category Archives: Coal Seam Gas

State Government Raises Spectre of OFF-SHORE DRILLING PLATFORMS

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure has raised the spectre of Offshore Drilling Platforms for the Far North and Mid North Coasts of NSW in a Draft Marine-Based Industry Policy currently on exhibition for public comment until 17 June.

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Valley Council’s Loaded CSG Question Which Won’t Go Away

It’s pretty clear now that Richmond Valley Council’s in bed with the Coal Seam Gas Industry.   The picture in the local paper of the General Manager  looking all festive and jolly with the Christmas Tree provided by Metgasco, the … Continue reading

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General Manager Gets 9.675% Pay Increase

Richmond Valley General Manager John Walker was awarded, unanimously, close to a 10% pay increase by councillors at the April 16th meeting of council held at Coraki. The resolution of council is shown in full below and consisted of a … Continue reading

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Councillors Not Happy With Mayoral NOROC Quit Notice

Richmond Valley Council Mayor Ernie Bennett Recommended in  a Mayoral Minute that “Richmond Valley Council give NOROC the required 12 months notice to cease being a member of NOROC” at the 19 March 2013 meeting of council. While an amended … Continue reading

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Criticism Stings Council Into Overreaction

Recent criticisms of a community survey being run by Richmond Valley Council have clearly stung council and prompted what can only be described as an ‘overreaction‘ from Council’s General Manager John Walker. Dr Richard Gates, President of the Evans Head … Continue reading

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Gas Pains in Richmond Valley

Here is the latest media release from the Richmond Valley Group Against Gas.  Editor Richmond Valley Council has commissioned its own telephone survey of ratepayers and residents about Coal Seam Gas and a range of other council matters. The telemarketing company … Continue reading

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