Council request a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight
In the 11 July Council meeting, Cr Lynda Yates raised concerns about the potential devastating impacts of an oil spill along the city’s coastline. As a result Council will request a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Great Australian Bight from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).
Cr Lynda Yates stated an oil spill would impact tourism, fishing and associated businesses in the City of Holdfast Bay.
The City of Holdfast Bay joins Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Yorke Peninsula councils in communicating their concerns directly with NOPSEMA.
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