Category Archives: News

Save the Liverpool Plains from CSG

Everyone is welcome to this Save the Plains event.

Pilliga Forest walk at Sculptures in the Scrub

Gathering at Coonabarabran & update on Narrabri Gas

Gomeroi people of Coonabarabran are holding a gathering on Saturday 14th January, 2023, 5-9pm because of the Native Title Tribunal’s decision to extinguish Native Title over parts of the Pilliga forest that has been integral to the Gomeroi nation for millennia. On Sunday 15th a Pilliga/gas field tour leaves Coonabarabran at 9am. More details on the Facebook Event Continue reading

Western Slopes Pipeline withdrawn

APA has announced it will discontinue the development of the Western Slopes Pipeline from Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project to APA’s Moomba Sydney pipeline.

Coonamble, Warren and other communities along the route were opposed to the project and refused APA contractors entry onto their properties to survey. Here is a short documentary on the united communities that succeeded in stopping the high pressure gas pipeline.

Recently Santos purchased the Hunter Gas Pipeline and is currently trying to get access to properties from Narrabri, through the Hunter to Newcastle to survey the route.

Despite the Western Slopes Pipeline not going ahead, the people of Coonamble will continue to oppose the Narrabri Gas Project because the Pilliga forest is a recharge area of the Great Artesian Basin. The region depends on the Great Artesian Basin’s water particularly during droughts. The Narrabri Gas Project has the potential to contaminate this water.

Stand with Gomeroi against Santos

Santos CEO, Kevin Gallagher is meeting with the NSW Premier this week to talk about the approval of the Narrabri Gas Project.

This project has united Gomeroi people, farmers, environmentalists, Unionists, scientists and economists in opposition to 850 coal seam gas wells being drilled in the Pilliga region. Continue reading

Santos ramps up gas production in Pilliga

Santos has ramped up gas extraction in the Pilliga Forest under its exploration licence, deploying a type of drilling rig known as a flushby rig 40km south of Narrabri. They are conducting production enhancement and well suspensions, industry jargon for remedial works aimed at preparing gas wells for production. Continue reading

New Pilliga film and other news

The Pilliga Project is a terrific film about the Pilliga Forest, the Narrabri Gas Project, how gas impacts water, the environment and communities and how it will spread to the north west food bowl. It also highlights the spread of gas mining around Australia. Please share widely. Continue reading