Media releases


27 November 2017


Legal challenge to the NSW Government’s land-clearing codes

The NSW Nature Conservation Council today launched legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court seeking to overturn land-clearing codes made under the Local Land Services Act earlier this year.

14 November 2017


Community group takes legal action to enforce water laws because the Coalition government has not

The Inland Rivers Network is taking legal action to force Peter Harris, a big irrigator in the state’s northwest and a Nationals Party donor, to return more than five billion litres of water he took, allegedly illegally, from the Barwon-Darling River.

9 November, 2017


Report shows new laws were designed to save profits, not species

A leaked NSW Cabinet document shows company profits, not wildlife conservation, was the prime motivation behind the new biodiversity laws the Coalition introduced in NSW last November.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentCoal and gas


3 November, 2017


2017 NSW Environment Awards

The best environmental campaigners and campaigns in the state have been recognised at the 2017 NSW Environment Awards in Sydney.

NSW Parliament

2 November 2017


Planning body should reject damaging Wallarah 2 coal mine expansion

The Nature Conservation Council has renewed calls for the NSW Planning Assessment Commission to reject the Wallarah 2 longwall coal mine expansion because of the risks it poses to the Central Coast’s drinking water supply and local wildlife.

Coal and gas

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


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