Coal Seam Gas application submissions extended

THE deadline to make a submission on the coal seam gas exploration licence application which partly covers the Hawkesbury has been extended to this Friday, March 21.

The licence application, called a petroleum exploration licence, is identified as PELA 158.

It mainly covers the Blue Mountains, but includes Berambing, Bilpin, Mountain Lagoon and wilderness alongside Bowen Mountain township.

You can make a submission on-line at

Hawkesbury Environment Network is organising a mass petition.

See them at or on Facebook at HAWK.HEN.

HEN is advising respondents to look at the Stop CSG Blue Mountains site at where the PELA 158 Kit shows much more detail.