Lock the Gate

We saw a few  “Lock the gate” signs when we were in the far southwest of Victoria for our walking trip.   Frankly, I think there’s a bit of mis-information out there, but I wonder if the gas industry is doing enough to promote its cause.  Still, it has to be accepted that NIMBY-ism is a strong driver!

We avoided discussing the gas extraction topic with locals, but we did raise the timber industry.    The plantations intrude on the landscape and the numerous heavy trucks on the highways aren’t popular, it seems.

However, the timber industry seems to be accepted, albeit with resignation, on the basis that it is obviously a very important contributor to the local economy.




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