OAM for Julie Lyford – Groundswell Gloucester

Celebrating the passage of the Water Trigger - June 2013
Julie Lyford celebrating the passage of the “Water Trigger” – Canberra June 2013, with Chris Sheed and Rob Oakeshott

Congratulations to Julie Lyford, Chair of Groundswell Gloucester. Julie was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours,  for services to local government and the community.

Well deserved recognition for a committed and seasoned campaigner for community justice and democracy.

Excellent work Julie!

(It is also encouraging to believe that Her Majesty the Queen may now be aware of the threats to Gloucester!).




2 BOB Envirofair 2015

A big thank you to 2 BOB Radio (104.7 FM) for the informative and colourful 24th Envirofair last Saturday. This World Environment Day event has become one of the leading community events in the Manning.

Envirofair 2015 (1)

Thanks also to all our volunteers who helped out on the MCWAG Envirofair stall in Taree Park.

It was a great day, the weather was kind and there was plenty of interest from the community in learning more about the perils of CSG.

We can expect to see more people looking elegant in their MANNING RIVER GUARDIAN t-shirts, more NO TRESPASS signs on farm gates to keep out exploration and mining companies and more NO COAL SEAM GAS” bumper stickers.

All these are now available through the MCWAG Shop.