About Us

North West Alliance is an affiliation of groups across North West NSW who have an interest in education and advocacy around extractive industries projects.  We meet on a regular basis to share knowledge and experiences and to identify the region-wide strategic direction to be taken.  The following is a list of our groups:

  • Great Artesian Basin Protection Group, Coonamble: 0429 023 007 (Anne)
  • Marys Mount Protection Alliance: 0428 431 548 (Phil)
  • CSG Free Tamworth: 0418 289 896 (John)
  • GasFieldFree Dubbo Region: on Facebook
  • Dubbo Knitting Nannas Against Coal & CSG meet Wednesdays: call 0408 229 060 (Sally)
  • Armidale Action on CSG and Coal 
  • Wando Conservation and Cultural Centre 
  • Namoi Community Network: http://www.namoicommunityhub.com.au/
  • The Wilderness Society Newcastle: call 0448 337 072 (Naomi)
  • Caroona Coal Action Group
  • Bellata Gurley Action Group Against Gas
  • Maules Creek Community Council
  • Friends of the Pilliga
  • Front Line Action on Coal (FLAC)
  • Student Environmental Activist Network
  • Stop CSG Sydney
  • Australian Student Environment Network
  • Merriwa Healthy Environment Group
  • Save Bunnan Inc
  • Liverpool Plains Youth
  • NSW Nature Conservation Council.

Currently the Narrabri Gas Project located in the Pilliga State Forest, south of Narrabri, is the only active Coal Seam Gas (CSG) proposal in NSW. Santos has previously indicated it wants to develop a series of 7 gasfields across North West NSW. The proposed 850 well Narrabri Gas Project is the first of these (see image below).

There are already several active coal mining operations in the region, including the highly controversial Maules Creek mine in the Leard State Forest.