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LANDMARK DECISION: State responsibility to lower bushfire risk, consider climate impacts


THE DECISION BY the NSW Land and Environment Court in favour of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action (BSCA) against the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is a breakthrough development.  IMAGE: Extreme bushfire conditions, January 2020. District Bulletin archives. The court found the EPA must develop environmental quality objectives, guidelines and policies to

South coast home-owners urge state intervention to save bushland


COMMUNITY GROUP DALMENY Matters has contacted The Hon Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, to ask for assistance in preventing the clearing of native bushland in light of the importance of unburnt habitat since the bushfires. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s decision to sell public land in Dalmeny for clearing and

FENNER CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT: Making Australian agriculture sustainable


THE ORGANISERS OF this year’s Fenner Conference on Environment have announced that registrations are now open on the conference website With the theme ‘Making Australian agriculture sustainable’, it will be held on Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October at the Academy of Science’s Shine Dome in Canberra. The conference

Stewardship of waterways: upgrade needed

OUR REGION IS fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful waterways, which are home to a diverse range of native wildlife including water birds, frogs, turtles, platypus, rakali [water rat], fish and other aquatic creatures. MAIN IMAGE: Freshwater turtle. © Carol Lynn, District Bulletin archives. Many land-dwelling creatures also rely on our

Conference: Making Australian Agriculture Sustainable


UNDERSTANDING NATURAL PROCESSES is the only realistic means by which we can regenerate soils and stabilise climate, according to Walter Jehne, a co-organiser of and speaker at the 2021 Fenner Conference: “Making Australian agriculture sustainable.” * “Australian indigenous people occupied the continent for 65,000 years and invariably changed it. They had

Bungendore Park to high school grounds? Unhappy residents tell why this is a bad (and unnecessary) plan.


THE CURRENT NSW State political climate for heritage preservation is not very helpful, as journalist Elizabeth Farrelly chronicled in various articles in The Sydney Morning Herald recently. Her article ‘In Don Harwin’s Sydney, what should be a project of sacred trust is a problem to be fixed’ is a more recent