Thirty eight Limestone Coast communities road surveyed

Congratulations to all those communities who have participated in this community-driven survey.  This is a great example of grass-roots democracy.

38 Limestone Coast communities road surveyed now!

An average of 95% of people in these communities have said YES to being Industrial Gasfield and Invasive Mining Free communities.

Declaring communities Gasfield Free is just the beginning. The reality is, we still have a number of obstacles to overcome.  Many of the politicians seem determined to expand unconventional gasfields here. Our verdant, productive region is in danger. The only option we have now is to grow a strong citizens’ grass roots campaign to put pressure on decision makers.

The key to building a social movement is staying connected. We hope you will choose to stay on our email list to receive occasional campaign updates.

The other thing that is helpful is if people join together in small Action Groups to do creative campaign activities. This kind of collaboration can be very rewarding. We don’t have to be experts in anything….just committed people who love our region. If you would like to survey your community or find out how to connect with others to protect our region from gasfields, please give Sue a call on 0408 820 797 or email


Lock the Gate Road Trip Mount Gambier 2pm

MOUNT GAMBIER – South Aussie Hotel, 78 Commercial Street East

Saturday 18th June at 2pm.

Come and meet Phil Laird and Annie Kia from Lock The Gate Alliance who will share how communities are winning, and what you can do to protect your ‘Mining Free Brand’ and protect your livelihood, land and families.

Phil Laird is National Campaign Coordinator of Lock The Gate. A farmer, he understands the harm that contamination can do to rural enterprises. Phil will speak about serious risks that flow from lack of insurance cover for unconventional gasfields.

Annie will present recent evidence from shale fracking in the US.

This will be Annie’s fourth visit to our region. As Lock The Gate Community Engagement Coordinator, she helps communities develop their own Mining and Gasfield Free strategies.

Annie Kia delivers


The Limestone Coast Protection Alliance will host a “Meet the Candidates for Barker” Forum in Mount Gambier

When: Saturday, 18th June from 5pm to 7pm.

Where: Dress Circle, Main Corner, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier

Master of Ceremonies will be former ABC presenter and personality, Stan Thomson who will also act as adjudicator as the candidates are asked questions from the floor.

Candidates for Barker in the Federal Election who have accepted an invitation to attend are sitting Liberal member, Tony Pasin; James Stacey, (Nick Xenophon Team); Yvonne Zeppel (Family First Party); and Mat O’Brien, (ALP). The Greens will also field a candidate in Barker, but they have not yet released the candidate’s name.

As nominations do not close until June 9th there may be further nominations who will also be invited to join the Forum.

Candidates will be given an opportunity to briefly discuss their policies, background and personal commitment before being asked to answer any questions from the floor.

This will be your opportunity to ask the candidates any questions about the issues that concern you within the electorate of Barker.

Light refreshments will be available after the Forum when participants and candidates will have any opportunity for informal discussion.


As numbers will be limited please register your attendance by email to or phone Merilyn Paxton on 8768 6100 or Dennis Vice on 0427 653 311.



Lock the Gate Road Trip to Naracoorte

Lock The Gate Limestone Coast Road Trip

NARACOORTE – Naracoorte Town Hall, 95 Smith St, Naracoorte.

Monday 20th June at 2-3.30pm

Vignerons, primary producers & landowners are invited to hear Lock the Gate Alliance Campaign Coordinator Phil Laird and LTG Community Engagement Coordinator, Annie Kia. Phil coordinates LTG national political strategy. He is a farmer who understands the harm that contamination can do to rural enterprises. This will be Annie’s fourth visit to our region. As Community Engagement Coordinator, she helps communities develop their campaign strategies. Their presentation will cover:

  • What we’re learning from successes – how alliances are winning
  • Recent evidence from US fracking regions
  • Insurance risk for producers in unconventional gasfields
  • What you can do to protect your ‘Gasfield Free’ brand

Phil and Annie come with significant experience from NSW campaigns where the Lock The Gate movement has succeeded in getting the government to buy back gas licences over much of the state.

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Limestone Coast Video and Petition available!!

Special thanks to all the participants who helped make these three films possible.

The first short two minute film titled : “Why I’m locking my gate” has been released on the LCPA website

A Petition to the Premier of SA has also been released on community run – please sign here


Lucindale Gasfield Free Public meeting

Come to a community film evening to find out about unconventional gas and fracking.

Wednesday 22nd July at 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Clubrooms, Lucindale

Learn more about the potential impacts to our farmlands, water and health.

Watch the short Australian documentary ” Fractured Country”

We will have guest speaker Huck Shepherd, Chairperson of the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance available to answer your questions.

All Welcome.

More details contact Huck on 0427642034

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Lochaber Gasfield Free Celebration Ceremony

Community members and Landholders


 All Welcome

 Three Naracoorte Lucindale Council communities will come together to declare themselves “Gasfield Free” at an official ceremony at Lochaber Hall, Lochaber on Sunday 19th July.

 Overall 89% of residents in Lochaber, Keppoch and Stewart Range communities have voted to keep their communities gasfield and invasive mining free.

 All welcome to this family friendly event which will commence at 2pm at Lochaber Hall with the presentation of declaration scrolls to the Naracoorte Lucindale Council elected representative.

Afternoon tea will be supplied by the Women in Agriculture and Business.

By community vote, the declarations are a strong statement from the people, wanting to protect their neighbourhoods from unconventional gasfields and the threat of water, soil and air contamination, falling property values, and loss of farmland.

The Limestone Coast communities are standing up to protect existing industries, their land, water, air and health by locking the gate, locking the road and protecting their region through the Lock the Gate movement and becoming Gasfield Free and Invasive Mining Free.

Lochaber Hall is on Lochaber Rd North via Lochaber Lane and then turn north onto Lochaber Rd Nth. Not far from the corner. (Lochaber Lane is on the left as you travel north of Naracoorte)

More information contact Heather Heggie

Poster Gasfield Declaration Ceremony

Mount Gambier Community Meeting

All Welcome

5.30pm, at the South Aussie Hotel in 78 Commercial St East, Mount Gambier.

Wednesday 20th May

Get involved, find out how we can stop the gasfields from developing in the Limestone Coast of SA

Protect your homes, protect your roads, protect your communities, SA!

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Wattle Range Communities Gasfield Free Celebration

All Welcome for Gasfield Free Ceremony at Lake Leake at 11am

Gasfield  and invasive mining free road declaration scrolls will be presented to the

Mayor of Wattle Range Peter Gandolfi.

Come along to declare your road gasfield and invasive mining free.

Free BBQ put on by Glencoe Progress Association plus Children’s games and stalls.

Wattle Range Communities support for Gasfield and Invasive Mining Free average 96%.

Wattle Range East 95.8%

Monbulla 98.5%

Short 100%

Maaoupe 88.2%

Glencoe 94.2%

Krongart 100%

Wattle Range 98.3%

Protected by Community.

All Welcome

Lake Leake is 6km north of Glencoe on Lake Leake road and it is the Lake.

For more information contact Lesley on 87394282

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Fractured Country; An unconventional invasion film screening

FREE documentary ‘Fractured Country’ Screening at the Main Corner, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier, SA 5290.

Come and watch a FREE film with your friends about what’s threatening this beautiful region we live in. We are all connected by a common thread and that thread being water.  Are YOU willing to stand by and watch that water be put at risk of contamination?

Please come along and get informed and help secure the future for our children.

Duration 40min.  

Sunday 19 April 12:30pm


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