The natural environment of NSW is fundamental to the state’s people, its economy and cultural identity. Our growing population relies on clean drinking water, clean air and a stable climate to sustain our health and wellbeing. In 2023 we will elect the next NSW Government. We want them to work hard to safeguard and restore the NSW environment for the benefit of our people, our economy and out sustainable future!
The NCC policy platform, 'Our Environment, Our Future' sets out the path to get us where we need to be.
Download the full policy document here.
Acknowledgement of Country
Nature Conservation Council of NSW acknowledges the Country that nurtures and sustains us, the places where we live, work and play. We recognise the sovereignty of all First Nations people and acknowledge that it has never been ceded. We pay our respect to Elders past and present, and honour their continuing culture and connection to Country.
We acknowledge the dispossession of First Nations peoples and the harm inflicted on people and Country in the more than 230 years since European colonisation began in 1788. We acknowledge the conservation movement of NSW has not always acted in solidarity with First Nations people and has at times worked against the fulfilment of their land rights and of justice – something the conservation movement now seeks to redress.
This platform includes many objectives seeking to have the rights and interests of First Nations people recognised across these topic areas. We believe it is of utmost importance that First Nations’ rights to land, water, and culture are respected.
We believe that the conservation movement is at its strongest when it is guided by First Nations voices, knowledge and wisdom. We undertake to embrace First Nations people in our movement, organisation and decision-making, and work together to protect, conserve and restore the land, waters, air, wildlife, climate, and culture of the many First Nations in NSW.