Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends are leaving the “cafes, dinner parties and wine bars of our inner cities” to find out what people living in north-western NSW want the state and federal governments to spend our money on instead of expanding the gas industry.
The Sydney Knitting Nannas’ #fundourfuturenotgas listening tour will start in Warren where Nannas will hear from the people of the Macquarie Marshes. Nannas then plan to drive to “Burrima”, a private property between Warren and Carinda, to walk along the 2km boardwalk across the marshes.
We will stopover at Coonamble to find out more about how to protect other precious water resources, particularly the Great Artesian Basin. We’ll visit a farm and the Pilliga bore on the way to Narrabri.
Here we will learn about the culture and heritage of the Gomeroi people, the custodians of the land, and visit some of the Pilliga forest’s cultural sites.
Nannas will listen to successful business owners whose enterprises are threatened by the gas industry. We will check out some of the local tourist attractions as well as gas spill sites in the region.
What will Nanna’s hear?