Farmers call for protection

FARMERS from across NSW will take to the streets of Sydney's CBD on Tuesday morning calling on the State Government to protect their land and water from the dangers of coal mining.

The march to Martin Place is in response to the recently released "strategic land use policy" which according to the NSW Farmers Association, fails to deliver on an election promise to restore the precious resources.

"The health, prosperity and jobs of our cities and regions depends on sensible, planned, and sustainable management of our land and water - not unfettered, unplanned exploitation of our environment for short-term profit," a spokesperson said

"Let the Government know that NSW communities won't let them tiptoe away from the strong action on land and water protection we were promised."

A key focus of the rally will be the State Government's draft on energy which suggests tapping into coal seam gas to head off imminent gas supply shortages in regional NSW.



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