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After one year in government, peak environment body asks how the Minns government stack up on environment.

March 28, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE28th March 2024  The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today released a scorecard assessing the Minns government's performance on the protection of nature and climate action.   Overall: Positive environmental reform is again...

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Insidious Power Grab by the Gas Industry: Peak Environmental Bodies in Canberra to Oppose Offshore Petroleum Bill.

March 19, 2024

19th March 2024   Australia’s peak state and territory environmental bodies joined forces today at Parliament House to urge the Albanese government to withdraw an amendment to Australia’s offshore gas legislation that would displace the role of the Environment Minister, dramatically weakening oversight and accountability, and...

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Offshore bans welcomed – now time to ban gas on the Liverpool Plains

March 15, 2024

15th March 2024  The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today welcomed the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Seabed Mining and Exploration) Bill, making NSW the first state to ban offshore fossil fuel...

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Strong EPA powers welcomed, meeting clear gaps in our environmental laws.

March 15, 2024

15th March 2023.   The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of stronger powers for the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), including increased fines they can hand out for companies...

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NSW Government commits to consider climate change in water rules, ending long-standing legal dispute

March 14, 2024

March 14, 2024  The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today settled their court case against the NSW Minister for Water Rose Jackson and Minister for Climate Change and Environment Penny Sharpe.    Just days before the...

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NCC applauds Minister Scully for taking on the approval of renewables

March 07, 2024

7th March 2023  The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today welcomed a commitment by NSW Planning Minister Paul Scully to reform the planning approvals process for renewable energy infrastructure.   Speaking at the Smart Energy...

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Density done right: NCC calls for housing push to be climate smart, protect and enhance urban ecosystems.

March 04, 2024

4th March 2024The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC), the state's leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today urged the NSW government to match the ambition they have shown in their push for greater density with a clear and unequivocal commitment to climate-smart housing and improved...

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Critical habitat map a good step – now it’s time to protect it.

February 29, 2024

29th February 2024  The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organisation, has today welcomed the release of the next phase of the Native Vegetation Regulatory map.   The map now identifies ‘vulnerable’ and ‘sensitive’ ecosystems across the...

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