Updates & Events

  • STOP
    Illawarra CSG project frozen!  |  June 25, 2012

    After weeks of confusion, The Department of Planning and Infrastructure have confirmed that drilling cannot happen at this time. read more

  • facebook
    Stay in touch!  |  June 21, 2012

    We’ve launch a brand new facebook page – a GREAT way to get important updates fast, right within facebook. Head over there and ‘Like’ it now! read more

  • Barry O'Farrell
    A chance for the NSW govt to get it right  |  May 21, 2012

    With the recent expiry of two licences in the Illawarra, the Premier has the perfect opportunity to be a man of his word and protect our water catchments. read more

  • May 1 Sydney Rally
    Protect Our Land And Water Rally  |  May 18, 2012

    It’s estimated 8,000 people were present at the rally that marched on NSW Parliament House in Sydney on May 1 to ‘Protect our Land and Water’ read more

  • Community Conference
    CSG Community Conference  |  April 1, 2012

    Over 500 people attended the Coal Seam Gas Community Conference on Sunday 25 March 2012, held in Wollongong Town Hall. read more

  • NSW Parliamentary debate
    Government fails people of NSW  |  March 16, 2012

    Yesterday was a big day for the coal seam gas issue in our state parliament. In both Houses Coalition members showed absolute contempt for the people of NSW. read more

  • NSW Parliament Debate
    Stop CSG Petition “Debated”  |  March 15, 2012

    This dysfunctional debate on CSG in the NSW parliament today is indicative of the contempt that our politicians now have for YOUR opinion. read more

  • Gasland
    Gasland – local screenings near you!  |  March 9, 2012

    Stop CSG Illawarra members are organising local suburban screenings of the Oscar-nominated documentary film Gasland. See it and connect with locals. read more

  • Barry O'Farrell
    NSW Govt Plan fails Illawarra & Catchment  |  March 6, 2012

    The NSW Government today released its long awaited Strategic Regional Land Use Plan and Aquifer Interference Policy. It’s a disaster. read more

  • Rock To Stop CSG
    Rock to Stop CSG on April 14!  |  March 5, 2012

    An afternoon and evening packed with awesome local talent… and all proceeds donated to the STOP CSG Illawarra campaign. What’s not to like?! read more

  • Stop CSG Rally March 15
    Stop CSG Rally – Sydney 15 March  |  February 28, 2012

    The NSW Parliament is debating our 20,000 strong petition on March 15th – scheduled for 4:30pm. Rally outside parliament at 4pm! read more

  • Drill Rig
    New CSG well drilled west of the Illawarra  |  February 23, 2012

    We are horrified to hear that Apex/Ormil have started drilling in an area west of the Illawarra: Step 1 of a project risking the drinking water from Warragamba Dam. read more

  • We Want CSG
    CSG industry spin can’t change dirty facts  |  February 20, 2012

    We examine some of the ‘facts’ presented in APPEA’s ‘We Want CSG’ multimillion dollar advertising campaign. read more

  • June Norman
    Walking For a Future  |  February 7, 2012

    If you made it to the January 2012 Stop CSG Illawarra meeting in Thirroul, you would remember we heard from the amazing June Norman. June, … read more

  • Stop CSG Icon
    Does ANYONE know what’s going on?  |  January 16, 2012

    The lack of information on CSG mining, at every level, is astonishing. No gas company or government has a complete picture of the CSG industry. read more

  • Chris Lawrence
    Misinformation from Apex  |  December 19, 2011

    The Illawarra Mercury has reported that Apex’s Chris Lawrence claims there are no aquifers for their CSG project and that the water does not migrate horizontally. read more

  • Lee Evans and Ryan Park
    Local MPs sign petition  |  December 8, 2011

    Ryan Park (Member for Keira), and Lee Evans (Member for Heathcote), have both signed the petition to stop CSG initiated by Stop CSG Illawarra. read more

  • Drill Site
    Another CSG well approved in catchment  |  November 23, 2011

    This week the Planning Assessment Commission granted approval to a sixteenth CSG borehole in the Illawarra, against concerns from the Catchment Authority. read more

  • petition_thumb
    Over 20,000 reasons for Premier to act  |  November 22, 2011

    Barry O’Farrell asked for 10,000 signatures in his community charter. We presented over 20,000 Stop CSG signatures at Parliament House on Nov 22. read more

  • Apex Energy Logo
    Q&A with Apex Energy  |  November 18, 2011

    At the public CSG forum held in Thirroul on August 21st 2011, Stop CSG Illawarra (SCSGI) attempted to engage the APEX/Ormil Energy Joint Venture in … read more

  • NSW Labor reverses its policy on CSG  |  November 10, 2011

    On November 9 the NSW Labor Party announced a reversal of its policy on coal seam gas (CSG). They’re now supporting a moratorium on all CSG exploration and an independent scientific inquiry. read more

  • Barry O'Farell - NSW Premier
    Who does the NSW government work for?  |  October 19, 2011

    It’s increasingly difficult to understand just how the NSW government can justify anything but a complete halt to coal seam gas mining until the outcome of… read more

  • Stop CSG! Banner
    Sea Cliff Bridge Walk For Water  |  October 16, 2011

    The community has spoken. Stop CSG! … This was the message on the giant banner that dropped from the Illawarra’s escarpment as 3,000 people participated … read more

  • Tom Fontaine
    CSG Community Forum  |  August 21, 2011

    On August 21 2011, Stop CSG Illawarra hosted a community forum on coal seam gas in Thirroul, attended by a capacity crowd of over 200 residents. Apex Energy, the major shareholder in the local project, were invited to speak and answer… read more

  • Coal Seam Gas Human Sign
    Austinmer Beach Human Sign  |  May 29, 2011

    The Government forgot to ask us what we think of coal seam gas mining. So we told them. On May 29 2011, 3,000 people turned … read more