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29 May, 2014


Shooters and Fishers land clearing plans out of touch with mainstream community values

Conservationists have slammed today’s proposal by the Shooters and Fishers Party to tear the heart out of state land clearing laws as environmentally irresponsible and out of touch with community values.

Forests and wildlife

29 May, 2014


Premier Baird’s support for the Renewable Energy Target is good for consumers, jobs and the environment

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has welcomed the NSW Government’s support for the federal renewable energy target (RET), and called for further action to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.

Climate and energy

28 May, 2014


National Pollutant Inventory reveals massive increases in particle pollution, lead, arsenic and other pollutants

The 2012-13 National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) report published this week confirms community concerns about increasing pollution from coal mining.

Coal and gasPollution and waste


27 May, 2014


Rezoning review a test of government’s commitment to better planning and corruption prevention

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) has welcomed today’s announcement that the NSW Government will review a controversial planning process that allows developers to challenge council planning decisions by appealing to the state government.

Planning and Development

27 May, 2014


Two massive Centennial Coal proposals put drinking water and the Gardens of Stone at risk

Centennial Coal has unveiled plans for two massive longwall projects that would pollute Sydney’s drinking water supply and undermine more than 5,000 hectares of forest and pagoda rock formations in the Newnes State Forest, north of Lithgow.

Coal and gas

27 May, 2014


Kate Smolski appointed CEO of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has announced that the organisation’s Campaigns Director, Kate Smolski, will take over as Chief Executive Officer.


27 May, 2014


Firesticks partnering workshops are a chance to share fire skills and knowledge across cultures

Aboriginal land managers from across Northern NSW and Rural Fire Service (RFS) officers are meeting near Coffs Harbour this week for a unique series of workshops to boost firefighting skills and increase awareness of the cultural significance of burning practices and values.


21 May, 2014


Report highlights urgent need for national air pollution legislation

Community and environment groups in New South Wales today welcomed the launch of a report on Australia’s approach to air pollution management that recommends the creation of national air pollution legislation.

Coal and gas

16 May, 2014


Cobbora coal mine approval a blow to communites and nature

The Planning Assessment Commission’s (PAC) approval of the Cobbora open-cut coal mine poses significant threats to local farmland, water resources and wildlife, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

Coal and gas


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