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Limestone Coast participates in Australia’s National Highway Action

Lock the Gate Media Release

World’s Longest Highway Protest, All Australian States and Territories

Communities across Australia will take to our highways on June 25, 2016, as part of the world’s longest highway protest, to raise awareness about the risks of coal and unconventional gas mining to water resources in the lead-up to the Federal election.

What: People, colourful banner sand signs along 5,800km of Australia’s highways

When: Saturday 25th June 2016, starting mostly at 10am

Why: To raise awareness of the risks to water and food-producing land, and to encourage motorists to ‘Vote Water Not Gas’, as part of the Water4Life campaign.

Roadside protest

People will be stretched across 21 of the nation’s major roads and highways, and will also be active in Mount Gambier, Beachport, Naracoorte, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Cairns, Alice Springs and Canberra.

They will encompass numerous key seats including the electorates of Page (NSW), Petrie (Qld), New England (NSW), Barker (SA), Corangamite (Vic), Longman (Qld), Richmond (NSW), and Cowper (NSW).

HIGHWAY DISTANCE (km)
New South Wales
Pacific Highway 694
Newell Highway 478
New England Highway 360
Thunderbolts Way 291
Hume Highway 105
Bruxner Highway 194
Queensland
Bruce Highway 518
Bruce Hwy FNQ 328
Warrego Hwy (1 location)
Cunningham Hwy 500
South Australia
Mt Gambier – Penola – Naracoorte (Riddoch Hwy)
Millicent – Beachport – Robe – Kingston (Princess Hwy)
Mt Gambier – Port MacDonnell (Bay Rd)
Eastern entrance to Mt Gambier & western entrance to Mt Gambier (Princess Hwy).
250
Claywells Rd
Princes Highway, the Southern Ports Highway, the Millicent-Beachport Rd, the Robe-Penola Rd., the Adelaide Rd, Millicent, and the Beachport-Penola Rd  10
Victoria
Hamilton Hwy 357
Princes Hwy 267
Western Australia
Forrest Hwy 204
Bussell Hwy
Brand Hwy 755
Great Northern Hwy
Northern Territory
Stuart Hwy 422
Stuart Hwy, Alice Springs 100
Tasmania
Ridgeley Hwy (1 location)
TOTAL 5,833

 

 

Events

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

MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR BARKER

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.

RSVP

As numbers will be limited please register your attendance by email to   mpaxton@activ8.net.au or phone Merilyn Paxton on 8768 6100 or Dennis Vice on 0427 653 311.

 

 

Annual General Meeting

LCPA AGM 15th November2015Annual General Meeting

Sunday November 15th at 4pm

Mt Gambier Hotel – Penola Room

Corner of Penola Road and Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier

Evening meal available

All welcome

If you can, please come along. All over the world small grass roots organisations like ours are showing they can make a difference but we can’t without your support.

RSVP Secretary Heather Gibbons 87682537 or lcpaag@gmail.com  www.protectlimestonecoast.org.au

Mount Gambier Public Meeting 28th September

Monday 28 September, 7:00 pm

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Watson Drive, Mount Gambier

Guest Speaker Comedian Rod Quantock (OAM)

The Mount Gambier Subcommittee of the Limestone Coast Protection Alliance (previously Mount Gambier community group) is excited to announce we will be hosting this Public Meeting. We have a special guest, comedian Rod Quantock (OAM) who will provide us with a highly entertaining view on fracking.

There will be some short video clips filmed outlining concerns on water and health.

All welcome.  Bring your family and friends along to this free night of entertainment.

More information contact Heidi : abigailKate1@hotmail.com

28th Sept Public meeting RodQuantok

Renewable Energy Choices for Communities

Energy

Community Choices in Energy Futures for Mount Gambier & Limestone Coast

Renewables & Energy Efficiency at home and work

Presenter Philippa Rowland

When: Thursday, 28th May, at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

Where: Dress Circle, Main Corner, 1 Bay Rd, Mt Gambier

All Welcome

Cost $5Poster Philippa Rowland 150528 (3)

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!

robe Christmas pageant

Frackman the Movie

Frackman-poster1Premiere Screening of Frackman the Movie

Oatmill Cinema, Percy St, Mount Gambier

6.30pm,

The movie requires that 53 more tickets to be reserved by 4th May or the screening will not proceed.

To book you go online at Frackmanthemovie.com (your credit card will not be charged until we have reached the target 67 tickets, guaranteeing that the screening will go ahead). Look up screenings and scroll down for Mount Gambier – http://frackmanthemovie.com/screenings?r=

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

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.  

Thursday 16 April 6:30pm  – please note following this there is a special event at the METRO Café opposite on Commercial St East with music, food and entertainment to support local groups opposing unconventional gas.

 

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.  

Thursday 16 April 2:15pm

Thursday 16 April 6:30pm

Sunday 19 April 12:30pm