What’s Happening

Briefly, the NSW Government gave AGL Energy approval to conduct fracking of coal seam gas (CSG) wells within a few hundred metres of homes at Waukivory, near Gloucester and the Great Lakes.

The project carries a high risk of contamination of waters of the Gloucester Basin including the Avon River and Manning River.

Operations suspended

Indeed, on January 28th 2015 the NSW Government suspended AGL’s fracking operations in response to the discovery of toxic chemicals in flowback water from two of the wells and in an above-ground water storage tank. For more information on the suspension please read this article from the Sydney Morning Herald: NSW government suspends AGL’s CSG operations in Gloucester. (The link will open in a new tab or new window.)

View the Environment Protection Authority’s media release here: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/epamedia/EPAMedia15012801.htm

Community opposition

There is strong community opposition to this project. We hope you will add your voice.

More information will be added to this page as we get under way.


In the meantime, here are some informative links. Each link will open in a new tab or new window.

ABC: Gloucester residents preparing for start to CSG fracking

SMH: AGL gets nod for CSG fracking in Gloucester

SMH comment: Gloucester fracking is an unforgivable and illogical mistake by NSW government

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