Media releases


27 April, 2017


Retain Travelling Stock Routes in public ownership and invest more in protecting their biodiversity and cultural heritage values

The state’s network of Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs) must remain in public hands and be better managed to preserve its priceless biodiversity and cultural heritage values, says Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentRivers and wetlandsGreat Eastern Ranges Initiative

26 April, 2017


Mine expansion approval will destroy 160ha of koala habitat, generate millions of tonnes of carbon pollution

The Planning Assessment Commission’s approval this week of the Wilpinjong coal mine expansion will destroy threatened wildlife habitat and generate millions of tonnes of carbon pollution. [1]

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energyCoal and gas

19 April, 2017


NSW can be 100% renewable for the same price as one Westconnex

Electricity in NSW could be supplied from 100% renewable sources by 2030 with about the same level of investment as Sydney’s Westconnex motorway, an analysis by the Nature Conservation Council has found.

Air pollutionClimate and energy


6 April, 2017


Sick of politics? Vote for the environment on Manly election day

The Nature Conservation Council is urging voters in Saturday’s Manly byelection to consider the candidate’s environmental platforms when they cast their ballot.

Marine ConservationClimate and energyNSW ParliamentPollution and wasteCoal and gas

30 March, 2017


Senate inquiry highlights NSW Government’s failure to protect health of Hunter region residents

Today’s Senate report into coal-fired power stations highlights the failure of the NSW Government to set and enforce pollution standards strong enough to protect public health, especially in the Hunter Valley. [1]

Air pollutionClimate and energy

28 March, 2017


Environment is in worse shape after two years of Coalition government

The environment in NSW has suffered significantly in the two years since the Coalition was re-elected in March 2015, a review of the government’s performance by leading environmental groups has found.

Air pollutionForests and wildlifeMarine ConservationPlanning and DevelopmentClimate and energyNSW ParliamentRivers and wetlandsPollution and wasteCoal and gas


17 March, 2017


NSW loses 1020 renewable energy jobs in 2015/16

“Employment data released by the ABS today shows that the renewable energy jobs boom is suffering from policy uncertainty.

Climate and energy

16 March, 2017


Snowy-Hydro 2.0 welcome but where’s the plan Turnbull?

Today’s announcement of a feasibility study in to expanding the Snowy-Hydro scheme to boost energy storage is welcome as it could unlock additional renewable energy; however it should be only one piece of a national plan to transform our energy system.

Forests and wildlifeClimate and energy

10 March, 2017


Offsets are being used to greenwash mining and property developments that destroy wildlife habitat: study

The use of biodiversity offsetting schemes in NSW is adding extinction pressure to the very species those schemes are supposed to protect, a new report has found.

Forests and wildlifePlanning and DevelopmentNSW ParliamentRivers and wetlandsCoal and gas


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