Onshore Gas Extraction Public Submissions

This engagement is closed

Contributions to this engagement have closed for evaluation and review.

Date: Monday, 25 August 2014 to Sunday, 28 September 2014

Council is seeking public submissions in relation to the issue of onshore gas extraction including coal seam gas, tight gas, and shale gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the municipality.

Recently community feedback has been received by Council expressing concerns about the potential environmental, health, agricultural and land access impacts of onshore gas extraction within the municipality.

The City of Greater Geelong is currently seeking public submissions to assist Council in developing a position in relation to these issues.

A report of the submissions will subsequently be presented to Council.

Information regarding onshore gas extraction can be viewed at all City of Greater Geelong Customer Service Centres.

Additionally information can also be obtained at the following websites;

Victorian State Government Natural Gas information  

CSIRO Unconventional Gas Frequently asked questions, fact sheets and external resources

Parliment of Victoria Research Paper - Unconventional Gas: Coal Seam Gas, Shale Gas and Tight Gas  

Doctors for the Environment Australia  

Climate and health Alliance 

Australian Medical Association