Vanya Cullen says exploration acreage off the coast of Margaret River is incongruous with the region's clean, green tourism-based reputation.

Cullen leads local push to stop offshore drilling

One of the Margaret River region’s most prominent wineries, Cullen Wine, is spearheading local efforts to convince the state government to stop oil and gas exploration off the South West coast.

The winery announced today it had joined forces with more than 100 local businesses to lobby the government to create marine sanctuaries in the South West, in an effort to boost the region’s tourism industry.


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I do not know Ms Cullen. However, I have not read such uninformed drivel in a long time. Cullen Wine is not heliocentric. It is just part of the social mix. How long does she think Margaret River would survive without a supply of gasoline, diesel and LPG? The only way to get to Margaret River is to drive or fly by private jet. It is not appropriate to oppose an industry that supports Margaret River's survival. Ms. Cullen needs to pay attention to more pressing issues like the lack of tourist facilities in Margaret River.

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