NIT: Pastoralist blasts ‘unprecedented’ NT fracking foray, teams up with native title body

May 25, 2022 3:26 PM

Traditional Owners and one of Australia’s largest landowners are joining forces to take a stand against fracking on Tanumbirini cattle station in the Northern Territory.

The united front was formed after Tamboran Resources subsidiary Sweetpea Petroleum gave notice it intended to enter Tanumbirini on May 25 to begin preparatory activities for fracking, without the pastoralists’ consent.

Rallen Australia, which owns the station, planned to meet with Traditional Owners this morning to stand together, monitoring a key access gate and scrutinising Tamboran’s activities.

The pastoralists say they have given no consent for the gas company to travel through “no go zones” near the station’s water infrastructure, and that Tamboran is now proposing construction of a new access track on Tanumbirini.

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