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Gloucester Advocate – News Summary

No single solution for water disposal

An analysis of what to do with produced water from coal seam gas extraction in the valley has determined no single solution to the issue of disposal.
Gloucester Shire’s water scientist Kate Johnson has completed her produced water evaluation study, the first of four projects in the Gloucester Water Study project which is a joint initiative of council and AGL.
Ms Johnson said the report provided an assessment of the economic, environmental and social benefits and impacts associated with produced water from coal seam gas, but did not provide any recommendations…Read Full Story

Police warning on phone scam

Police are urging local residents to be on the alert for a phone scam targeting Telstra customers.
People are being contacted by callers with foreign accents claiming to be ringing on behalf of Telstra and informing customers they are entitled to a refund due to an excessive bill or over charging.
They then ask customers for their credit card or bank details.
Senior Constable Scott Chester said customers should not provide any details to the callers – it is a fraud…Read Full Story

Mystery remains unsolved

The search for a plane lost in the Barrington Tops has been given a boost with Prime’s Sunday Night program airing a two-part special on the disappearance.
Reporter Denham Hitchcock spoke to friends and relatives of the crash victims as well as locals who saw the plane on the night it disappeared and aviation enthusiasts who have spent years trying to locate the lost aircraft.
Flight VH-MDX disappeared on the night of August 9, 1981…Read Full Story

Tucker Patch gets green light for phase two

Members of The Gloucester Project have given the green light to phase two of the award-winning Tucker Patch demonstration farm.
The Tucker Patch is the flagship project and public face of The Gloucester Project – a not-for-profit community based organisation aimed at developing and implementing a regional food future model.
Gloucester Project chairman Ken Johnson said more than 40 project members attended a recent planning meeting where they gave overwhelming support to plans to capitalise on the Tucker Patch as a resource for sustainable food production training and education as well as a source of fresh produce for the region and coastal and metropolitan consumers…Read Full Story


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