Groundswell Gloucester is a non-profit, incorporated Association formed by a group of residents who want our community to have the final say in the political decisions which determine the economic, social and environmental future of the Stroud Gloucester Valley. We look to a future where the beautiful environment of the Stroud Gloucester Valley sustains a healthy, productive and vibrant community.

For more than a decade the Gloucester community has been contesting plans for the industrialisation of our valley. AGL’s proposal to drill up to 330 coal seam gas extraction wells has now been withdrawn, but leaves behind a number of exploration wells without clarity as to who is responsible for any future problems which might emerge.

On the coal mining front, Yancoal controlled by the Chinese government and mostly foreign owned Gloucester Resources Ltd, now own over 7,000 hectares of Valley land, much of which is good grazing land. They still have proposals for continued expansion.

Groundswell Gloucester’s agenda is to continue our vigorous opposition to any further expansion of coal mining in the Valley; to push for rehabilitation of devastated lands insofar as this may be possible; and to promote a sustainable future for our Valley based on agriculture, tourism, lifestyle retirement, and their supporting service industries.

Additionally, Groundswell Gloucester actively supports community-led sustainability and renewable energy initiatives.
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If you would like to be kept up to date with our activities please sign up as a supporter (opposite).

Of course new members are always welcome - download the application form, complete, and post to us and we’ll take care of the rest.

Come to an Event
Groundswell Gloucester holds many events and all are welcome to attend. Check out our Home page for the latest info on upcoming events.
"I support the Gloucester community in their battle to decide their own economic future and to protect the homes, land and water of the Gloucester Valley from the destructive impacts of the coal and coal seam gas industries. Keep me informed and let me know how I can help. "

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