A temporary ‘Camp’ has been approved by Gloucester Council after heated debate of the DA. This all happened on September 17th when the local council voted 5:1 ‘FOR’ the Camp.
The Camp is to be a place where people can stay and help with this protest to stop AGL ruining our water. It will become the headquarters for the campaign. While controversial, it is necessary to have the camp as there are many concerned Australians who will travel from all over to come and help us. That’s how strong the effect is.
Local farmers Ed & Tina Robinson will host the Camp on their property along Jacks Road.
There are some start-up issues to be addressed. Council has made many conditions on the camp, with the first hurdle being that we need to raise a bond of $26,000. ($100 per metre of road frontage for the camp). We are asking for people to dig deep and contribute what they can. If 1000 people donate $26 each, we are there.
If any of the bond remains at the end of the camp, it will be donated to a charity aligned to our philosophy: community, democracy & a sustainable future.
If you can donate, the campaign bank details are:
Please add the reference ‘Camp’ in your transfer.
In the news:
Gloucester sets up camp to block coal seam gas (Green Left Weekly, 13/9/2014)