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25 February 20, 8:49am The #oilandgas industry remains hopeful the Victorian government will "see sense" and lift the moratorium on conven… https://t.co/BwS4OM1DgW
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24 February 20, 2:29pm The #oilandgas industry welcomes the Victorian Opposition @michaelobrienmp's announcement to support lifting the st… https://t.co/UHrhMNojlI
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24 February 20, 9:38am APPEA is calling for submissions for the prestigious 2020 Environment and Safety Excellence Awards highlighting out… https://t.co/TvcF24CeGS
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19 February 20, 11:22am NOW OPEN - Calling for submissions for APPEA's 2020 Environment and Safety Excellence Awards highlighting leadershi… https://t.co/fAYzSI9EBZ
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Gunnedah NSW

While opponents work to disrupt natural gas projects in the Pilliga scrub of northern NSW, many locals welcome the resource boom and the significant opportunities it has brought businessand farmers in the region.

Deputy Mayor Gae Swain recently told the ABC that Gunnedah had changed dramatically in the past 20 years thanks to the arrival of the resource industry.

With a population of 8,000, Gunnedah lies at the centre of a productive agricultural area, established coal mines and a burgeoning natural gas industry.

“In the mid-90’s it was awful… it was a dying community,” she said, “What’s changed is that the “resource boom” has finally hit Gunnedah and the opportunities are coming, the businesses are coming, the young people are coming, the families are coming”.

According to Swain, whose family has farmed in the district for generations, future growth will rely on the continued co-existence of local coal, gas and agricultural industries.

“I don’t think Gunnedah has got a future unless we can coexist and I don’t think Australia has a future unless we can coexist”.

According to Santos, the company operating in the Pillaga area, local resources alone could supply a quarter of NSW’s gas needs.