Harbour ISP joins the War 4 Water
With our roots planted firmly in regional Australia, Harbour ISP is passionate about protecting our environment and the livelihood of those who live on the land. Our founder, Charles Tym, grew up in Coonamble in central west New South Wales, and to this day has a formidable connection to the country, so it’s no surprise than when the Great Artesian Basin Protection Group (GABPG) contacted Charles for help with their #WAR4WATER campaign, he, and all of Harbour ISP jumped on board immediately.
The GABPG is a “not-for-profit organisation whose objectives are to protect, conserve and preserve for sustainable beneficial use, the surface and ground waters, and the integrity of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB)” – a body of water that provides the only reliable source of fresh water throughout much of inland Australia. This secure water supply is now under direct threat from coal seam gas mining in the Pilliga Forest, a threat that will have immeasurable impact on agriculture and the ability for farmers to sustain their farms, businesses and livelihoods. To bring awareness of the threat, the GABPG launched #WAR4WATER, a campaign to drive awareness and support to protect the GAB.
On Sunday 3 June, GABPG held a concert at Armatree, about 100km north of Dubbo, offering supporters from across central west NSW a day of fantastic entertainment, food and fun for the whole family.
With live music from Sara Storer, the Bushwackers and Greg Storer, a solid crowd gathered and raised in excess of $18,000! Harbour ISP provided marketing and advertising support for the event, and more importantly, we brought along our dancing shoes to share the day with our fellow regional Australians, while supporting a worthwhile cause that is close to our hearts.