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Human sign planned on Slacky Flat Bulli

The Stop Coal Seam Gas human sign at Austinmer in 2011.

STOP CSG Illawarra will host a second ‘Stop Coal Seam Gas’ human sign on Slacky Flat Bulli on October 21.

Actions to stop CSG in the Illawarra last year – at Austinmer Beach and the Sea Cliff Bridge – helped to freeze the local CSG project and make waves across the country.

On May 29 2011, 3,000 people turned out at Austinmer beach to form a human sign saying ‘Stop Coal Seam Gas!’ in one of the biggest protests the Illawarra has seen.

Following a failure by the NSW Government to rule out CSG development in drinking water catchments west of the Northern Illawarra, organisers expect this action to be even bigger.

Stop CSG Illawarra spokesperson Jess Moore said the NSW Government has given the green light to CSG in NSW.

“Fracking’s back on and exploration across five million hectares in NSW has been renewed,” she said.

“No part of NSW – not the land where food is grown, not our water catchments – is off limits to CSG development.

“Community action is the only thing that can stop this.”

The human sign will conclude a national week of action to stop CSG. Participants will spell out “Protect H20, Stop CSG!” to highlight and oppose the plan to put 150-200 wells in and around drinking water catchment.

The human sign will be held on Sunday October 21 at 11am at the Bulli Showground, Grevillea Park Road, Bulli. For more information visit the Stop CSG illawarra website.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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3 thoughts on “Human sign planned on Slacky Flat Bulli

  1. It would be great to see the showground full with people to create a human sign for a meaningful cause.

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    Posted by wazza180 | October 14, 2012, 12:47 am
  2. It should make a spectacular sight, considering the outcome of last year’s Austinmer Beach “human sign” and the growing opposition to coal seam gas mining.

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    Posted by The Bulli Times | October 14, 2012, 11:39 am
  3. i love this! wish the feeling here was so unified!
    http://wp.me/p2mS6O-ih

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    Posted by aiyanajane | October 19, 2012, 9:31 pm

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