Media releases


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

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


11 September 2017


AGL sticks to its guns on coal closure timeline

“We welcome AGL’s renewed commitment to getting out of dirty coal and maintaining electricity supply by developing renewables, even in the face of extraordinary pressure from the Turnbull government to extend the life of coal-fired power stations,” said Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski.

11 September 2017


Judicial review still required to get to the bottom of water theft in NSW

Nature Conservation Council and Inland Rivers Network have renewed calls for a federal judicial review of allegations of theft and corruption in the Murray Darling Basin following the release of the interim report into water management and compliance in NSW.

Rivers and wetlands

6 September 2017


Extending Liddell power station's life is the wrong approach

Extending the life of the highly polluting Liddell Power station is the wrong way to meet projected shortfalls in electricity supply, according to the NSW Nature Conservation Council.

Air pollutionClimate and energy


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