RESIDENTS from around the region will gather in Bullsbrook on Saturday with a convoy of farmers from the Mid West for the Bullsbrook Stop anti-fracking ute muster.
The ute muster, which will continue through the Swan Valley and into the Perth CBD, is to encourage politicians to protect farmers land and water from fracking ahead of the State Election.
Event organiser and farmer Anne Gething said the ute muster aimed to highlight gas industry moves to start exploration and possibly mining in the region.
“Right now we have a gas company with a permit to explore for gas in parts of the local area, with Brigadoon, Upper Swan, The Vines and Bullsbrook all at risk and having no protection from drilling or fracking; our properties are at risk,” she said.
“We are concerned that the unconventional gas industry poses a significant risk to our water resources, including depletion and contamination, which alone with air pollution from flaring and venting could have adverse impacts on the health of residents.
“Our vibrant agricultural and vigneron industries are dependent on good clean water, so why would we risk contaminating our water supply for a short term invasive and polluting industry?”
The muster will start in Bullsbrook at the green open space on Truscott Street at 10am on Saturday , before heading into the Perth CBD.
For more information call Simone van Hattem on 0421 389 013.