Media releases


25 October 2017


Record fine for illegal land clearing is welcome

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes the record fines awarded against the family of murderer Ian Turnbull for illegal land clearing on the family’s properties in northwest NSW.

Forests and wildlife

17 October, 2017


Berejiklian must lead now the extent of Turnbull’s climate and energy failure is apparent

The Nature Conservation Council is calling on the Berejiklian government to take the lead in climate and energy policy now the Turnbull government’s failure in this space has become fully apparent.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

12 October 2017


New law overturns Springvale mine court ruling and weakens drinking water protection

The NSW Parliament passed a regressive law last night to wipe away findings of the NSW Court of Appeal, allowing the continued operation of the Springvale coal mine and locking in pollution for developments in Sydney’s drinking water catchment.

Planning and DevelopmentClimate and energyCoal and gas


31 October, 2017


Marine protection for Sydney region one step closer

Vital protection for the greater Sydney region’s marine environment is one step closer with the release of a statewide Marine Estate Management Strategy, according to the Nature Conservation Council and Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Marine Conservation

10 October, 2017


Crossbenchers must vote to maintain the purity of Sydney’s drinking water

The Nature Conservation Council is calling on crossbenchers in the NSW Legislative Council to reject amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act the government rushed through the NSW Legislative Assembly last night.

Planning and DevelopmentClimate and energyRivers and wetlandsCoal and gas

9 October 2017


Coalition to change law to favour big polluters – again

The Nature Conservation Council condemns the NSW Coalition government’s plans to change the law to allow Centennial Coal to pollute Sydney’s drinking water supply to avert a non-existent crisis.

Planning and DevelopmentClimate and energy


26 September 2017


Turnbull’s third thought bubble a gassy distraction

The NSW Government must not bow to pressure from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to carve up and pollute the Pilliga, the largest remaining woodland in inland NSW, for a new coal seam gas field in NSW.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

25 September 2017


12,000 call on AGL to close Liddell power station by 2022

A petition signed by almost 12,000 people urging energy giant AGL to close the Liddell power by 2022, as originally scheduled, was delivered to the company’s Sydney headquarters this morning.

Air pollutionClimate and energy

21 September 2017


Pumped-Hydro spells end of coal burning electricity generation in NSW

Today’s pumped-hydro atlas identifying 8,600 suitable sites in NSW shows new coal-burning power stations are not needed to meet our energy needs, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

Coal and gas


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