FARMERS lobbying against the Western Slopes Gas Pipeline made their voices heard at a meeting held by the company's proponent on Monday.
APA Group, the company behind the pipeline also known as the Pilliga Gas Pipeline, which will feed into Santo's Narrabri Gas Project, held its annual general meeting (AGM) to reflect on the past year with stakeholders.
Farmers from across the North West joined the online meeting to voice their objections about the controversial project.
Among them was Coonamble farmer Melinda Mills, who said it was crucial to try and prevent the project from going ahead.
"Our community is united in opposition to the APA Group pipeline and to any infrastructure or activity related to coal seam gas," Ms Mills said.
"We have passed unanimous motions declaring our intention to block the pipeline at any cost.
"We will do whatever it takes to protect our underground water and our farmland from the threat of coal seam gas.
"We're still experiencing the lasting impacts of drought and really battling to keep afloat. In this day and age, it's utter madness to push forward with fossil fuel projects that make us beholden to the dictatorship of gas companies and risk our most precious resources, our water."
The company's AGM came after the NSW Independent Planning Commission gave the Narrabri Gas Project the green light in September, under a raft of conditions.
"We demand that APA Group drop the Western Slopes Pipeline," Ms Mills said.
An APA Group spokesperson said the company was committed to hearing the feedback of local landholders.
"APA has developed strong and co-operative relationships with thousands of landholders across the country where our energy assets are located, many of whom are farmers who continue to run productive businesses," the spokesperson said.
"We welcome and value the input of all landholders and stakeholders with an interest in our projects.
"We understand landholders and community members will have questions and views about the Western Slopes Pipeline project that they want considered.
"Our team remains available to answer any queries, and we look forward to engaging local landholders and communities and responding to stakeholders' interests."