Gasfield Free Bairnsdale’s Second Declaration

Gasfield Free Bairnsdale (GFB) have just held their second declaration of gasfield free districts including Broadlands, East Bairnsdale, Nicholson, Eagle Point and Newlands Arm. The declaration was held at the picnic shelter at Eagle Point. Representatives of the areas collected their gasfield free signs representing 98% and over of the surveyed landholders who stated they did not want any CSG or unconventional gas developments on their land. GFB co-ordinator Debbie Carruthers invited Ignite Energy to “go fly a kite” as did many of the participants. Speakers included Ross Scott of Gippsland Environment Group who spoke on the importance of a healthy Lakes system, Ursula Alquier of ‘Lock the Gate’ and East Gippsland Shire Mayor Peter Neale who offered words of encouragement. After the speeches and presentations a number of the participants posed for a photo besides Lake King. Over 100 attended. Well done everyone.