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Older homes left out in the cold by new Building Sustainability SEPP

August 29, 2022

The NSW Government’s new Building Sustainability SEPP is a step in the right direction for standards for new homes, but much more needs to be done in relation to existing homes. [1]    The new SEPP includes updating BASIX standards for new residential buildings, including: ...

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20,000 people force parliament to debate ending native forest logging

August 01, 2022

The NSW Parliament has been compelled to debate the future of native forests logging after more than 20,000 people signed a parliamentary e-petition. [1]  The petition calls for an end an end to native forest logging and transition to 100% plantation-based industry by 2024.  ...

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Statement on leadership change at NCC

July 29, 2022

The Executive of the NSW Nature Conservation Council has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Executive Officer Chris Gambian. During his three years at the helm, Mr Gambian has made a significant contribution, strengthening the organisation and achieving significant wins for nature. During his...

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Threatened species spike 20%, environment report shows

July 19, 2022

Comments on the Australian State of the Environment Report    Nature Conservation Council Deputy Chief Executive Jacqui Mumford said:  “Since the year 2000, the number of species on the Federal Government’s threatened list has increased a shocking 20 per cent. [1]  “In the six years...

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Forestry Corp fined $530,000 this month for environmentally reckless and unlawful behaviour

July 01, 2022

Forestry Corporation has been prosecuted and fined four times this month for alleged illegal logging operations in koala habitat, fire-affected forests and within exclusion zones.  Yesterday, it was revealed the Land and Environment Court had ordered Forestry Corp to pay $230,000 for failing to...

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