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Zombie Developments Webinar

What are ‘zombie developments’ and why have they been allowed to proceed? What’s at stake, and how might your town be impacted? And, most importantly, how can we work together to stop this destruction? Attend this webinar to hear answers from experts and community members defending their towns and environment, including:

  • Niamh Occleshaw (Crunchtime Australia, Tura Beach)
  • Justine Emerson (Environmental Defender’s Office)
  • Cr. Alison Worthington (Deputy Mayor, Eurobodalla Shire Council)
  • James Barrie (Save Wallum Campaign, Brunswick Heads)

We will also be joined by our MC for the night, Jorj Lowrey from Manyana Matters (Manyana, South Coast), a grassroots group that has been defending their town from environmentally destructive Zombie DAs since 2020.

Up and down the NSW coast, our towns and environment are at threat. From Brunswick Heads to Bega, hordes of historic development approvals left dormant for many decades are rising from the dead, despite in many cases directly contradicting modern planning and environmental requirements.

Image: destruction from a Zombie DA at Blueys Beach. Photo: Wayne Brissett

As these ‘zombie developments’ were approved as early as the 1980s, the result is that your town may be slated with a development that could worsen bushfire, flood and other natural disaster risks. Combined, these developments threaten to reduce biodiversity, destroy threatened species habitat, and steal from us the natural places we love and cherish.

Image: community event by 'Save Wallum', fighting against a Zombie DA in Brunswick Heads. Photo: Dave Forbes

However, we have good reason to remain hopeful. Where towns and nature have been threatened by these outdated developments, thousands of community members have responded in kind, and risen to the challenge. Coastal communities have successfully mobilized grassroots campaigns to protect their towns and local environment from these developments, working tirelessly to protect the species and spaces we love. We know that when communities work together, we can stop reckless developers in their tracks. To do this, we need your help - come along to find out how your coastal village could be at risk, and what you can do to protect it.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

April 10, 2024
6pm - 7pm
Online (Zoom)
Sam Johnson ·

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