A green, tranquil valley ...
.....or a gas field wasteland
About Hunter-Bulga Gas Action Group
Story so far ....
The communities of Broke Bulga Fordwich & Milbrodale attended information days at Broke Hall and Bulga Hall 103 people attended the Broke meeting in October 2006 and 65 attended the Bulga meeting in on the 9th December 2006 The HBGAG Association members represent the overwhelming majority of the local community supporting the preservation of the area.
BROKE & BULGA HALLS – THE PERFECT VENUES
The crowd attended to join the HBGAG but the sausage sizzle was an added bonus
The majority of Broke Bulga have now attended meetings organised by the HBGAG
The majority of Broke Bulga have now
attended meetings organised by the HBGAG
HBGAG and Sydney Gas LTD
HBGAG understands that Sydney Gas, its partners, contractors, employees shareholders and other associated individuals and groups do not intend to cause harm or concern to the communities represented by HBGAG. HBGAG also understands that any such harm or concern that may arise from the mining process described herein, whilst it may be the result of negligence, is not intended.
In the interest of accuracy and accountability, Sydney Gas, its partners, contractors, employees shareholders and other associated individuals and groups are invited to comment, address or correct any of the information contained in this website and in other material disseminated via alternate means or media.
HBGAG, and the individuals comprising the elected office bearers and members issue information that may refer to Sydney Gas, its partners, contractors, employees shareholders and other associated individuals and groups in good faith and in the interest of the wellbeing of the community represented by it. Any errors, omissions, exaggeration of fact or any other incorrect information are/is unintentional and are/is not meant to place Sydney Gas, its partners, contractors, employees shareholders and other associated individuals and groups in a position other than that demonstrated by facts supplied by sources deemed accurate at the time of publishing.
HBGAG is willing to immediately correct or withdraw any information disseminated by its representatives which can be proved to be incorrect in its content or injurious in its nature.
Sydney Gas – A Failure to Communicate
The strategy applied by the Sydney Gas spokespeople to control the dissemination of information is to approach landowners and community members in small groups and provide minimal information. A technique remarked on in Hansard recently as one of “divide and conquer” When asked why they could not host a community meeting, spokespeople for Sydney Gas openly admitted their fear that the meeting might be ‘over-run’ (with protesting villagers wielding pitchforks and flaming torches?), the argument seemed spurious at best. So, as we know an ‘Open’ Day was held at
Singleton Library over 30 kms from the intended gas wells. The local community attended the ‘Open’ Day and voiced their concerns – over 30 people signed an exit poll The exit poll showed that all of the attendees were dissatisfied with the Open Day. When asked why the Open Day was not planned for one of the local halls the spokespeople said the halls were not suitable for older people and children and there were inadequate catering facilities.
So far two meetings have taken place – organised by the Hunter-Bulga Gas Action Group one in Broke the other in Bulga. All of us older people appreciated the ramps and the well equipped kitchens and the children in attendance behaved themselves! Attendance at the Broke Hall meeting alone was over 100 compared to the 50 or so shareholders that attended the recent Sydney Gas AGM! The HBGAG membership now represents an overwhelming majority of the Broke, Bulga, Fordwich and Milbrodale communities as well as the surrounding landholders.
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