Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has thrown his support behind the PEP-11 rally being held at Terrigal Beach this Saturday.
“PEP-11 could have a devastating impact on our beaches and marine life, and I have been publicly opposing it for years,” Mr Crouch said.
“The NSW Government is also formally opposed to PEP-11 but the final decision-making authority rests with the Federal Minister under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act.
“Two months has passed since the NSW Government re-affirmed its opposition to PEP-11 and the Federal Minister has still not made a decision.
“I am urging the Federal Minister to listen to the concerns of the Central Coast community and say no to extending the PEP-11 permit.
“There is no place for oil and gas drilling off the Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle coastline. Our beaches and marine life are too precious to put at risk.”