Saturday, 6 December 2014


After a quiet period the Grafton Nannas shook out their yarns and returned to knit-in outside the Grafton office of Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis. At their latest knit-in on Tuesday December 2, they delivered a letter to Mr Gulaptis about the State Government's latest plans to change one of its State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPP) relating to gas mining.

The text of the letter is below:

"The Grafton Loop of the Knitting Nannas Against Gas is shocked that the NSW Government is proposing changes to gas mining regulations to remove the requirement for a full EIS for six or more gas wells,  This will make the process less transparent and will give the community less opportunity for input into the planning process.

"The Nannas are shocked because the Chief Scientist's Report emphasised the need for transparency in the government's dealing with the gas mining industry.

"It seems to us that the Government has not learnt anything from the difficulties it has had over the past few years inrelation to gas-mining.  It obviously still believes it can ignore community concerns and continue to pander to the big mining companies.

"We understand that Santos and AGL support these changes.  Hardly surprising!

"These proposed changes should be abandoned."

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