Nanna Kathy grew up on a property on the Pilliga Road near Coonamble. Sydney Nannas and Friends spent a morning driving around the property, listening to her brother Don talk about life on a farm and the importance of the Great Artesian Basin to this area for drinking water for stock. It’s too salty for irrigation. We saw how the cap and pipe system works and were told as a consequence of this the bore water pressure had returned.Continue reading “Sydney Nannas visit farm and bore”
“Burrima” is a private property with a 2km boardwalk across the marshes. It is along the Carinda Road, a bitumen road but quite narrow in parts, with cattle grids that beep at you as you go over them. You pay $25 per car to enter the area and are given a pin code to open the enormous gate.
This is a wonderful place to view the marshes and as there has been lots of rain it is very lush.
We retraced our steps back to Gibsons Way to Monkey Bar Creek. Here water crosses the road and it’s a popular bird feeding ground. Only one of our vehicles was high enough to cross this creek so the rest went on to Carinda and then on to Coonamble.
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends’ first stop in Warren was at the Window on the Wetland Centre (WOW). An information centre built around an old church moved from the town.Continue reading “Nannas arrive in Warren”
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends are leaving the “cafes, dinner parties and wine bars of our inner cities” to find out what people living in north-western NSW want the state and federal governments to spend our money on instead of expanding the gas industry.
The Sydney Knitting Nannas’ #fundourfuturenotgas listening tour will start in Warren where Nannas will hear from the people of the Macquarie Marshes. Nannas then plan to drive to “Burrima”, a private property between Warren and Carinda, to walk along the 2km boardwalk across the marshes.
We will stopover at Coonamble to find out more about how to protect other precious water resources, particularly the Great Artesian Basin. We’ll visit a farm and the Pilliga bore on the way to Narrabri.
Here we will learn about the culture and heritage of the Gomeroi people, the custodians of the land, and visit some of the Pilliga forest’s cultural sites.
Nannas will listen to successful business owners whose enterprises are threatened by the gas industry. We will check out some of the local tourist attractions as well as gas spill sites in the region.
What will Nanna’s hear?
For answers………..Continue reading “Nanna Quiz 8 May 2021”
Links to Good News articlesContinue reading “Good News 7 May 2021”
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends were outside NSW Parliament yesterday handing out information about the 12 expired Petroleum Exploration Licences, the so-called Zombie PELs.Continue reading “Cancel the Zombie PELs”
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends will be at the top of Martin Place today from 11am to 1pm as the NSW parliament debates Justin Field’s bill to extinguish the zombie PELs. So here’s an explainer………. Continue reading “Zombie PELs Explainer”
The Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends held a knit-in outside Tanya Plibersek’s office in Redfern on 29 April. They wanted her to know that they do not want taxpayer dollars spent on the expansion of the gas industry.Continue reading “Sydney Nannas knit-in at Plibersek’s office”
For Answers………………….Continue reading “Nanna Quiz 30 April 2021”