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Nature Conservation Council Regional Workshop

Event Date Time: 
7 May 2016 - 12:30pm

Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Regional Workshop | May 7th 2016 | Dubbo NSW


• The Draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan – what does it mean for your region?

Kangaroos: the world is watching


By Tracy Sorensen

There was a time, not too distant, when "Save The Whales" was a joke. But now, just a few decades later, opposition to whale hunting is a mainstream Australian view. Our foreign minister perfectly comfortable speaking out on their behalf, as she did the other day when Japan killed 300 whales, including 200 pregnant females in Antarctica. Their status has grown rapidly; they're now majestic creatures, the oceanic equivalent of the noble lion, king of the jungle.

Your petitions one-stop shop

Some people in Victoria (actually, the Victorian Climate Action Network, VCAN) have created a one-stop shop for environmental & climate change petitions. Add your voice the easy way! You may need to right-click the links below and select "open in a new tab" for it to work properly.

Community says no to water deal

Isabel Higgins outside Bathurst Council

By Tracey Carpenter

One of the largest campaigns ever seen in Bathurst stood against Council plans to sell the town’s recycled water to a gold mine near Blayney earlier this year.  Regis Resources made a bid to purchase 8-10ML of Bathurst’s recycled water which is currently released into the Macquarie Wambool River. The bid included plans to construct a pipeline to divert the water to their Kings Plain MacPhillamy’s mine site.

More City Shade Trees, Please!

Street tree foliage, Bathurst

By Warwick Artis

Bathurst’s extended CBD area currently has an estimated 2% street tree canopy cover that compares very poorly with the recent survey of 39 council areas in NSW where the benchmark is 15% to 20%.  

Robin White submission

This is urban planner Robin White's submission to Bathurst Regional Council re the proposed diversion of water to the Regis gold mine.

Sr Patricia Powell (Rahamim) submission to Council

This is the text of the submission to Bathurst Regional Council on the proposal to divert water to a gold mine in the Blayney Shire.

David Goldney's submission.

Petition to stop sale of Bathurst water to Regis gold mine

Here is the petition to stop sale of Bathurst water to Regis gold mine. Print out (pref. double sided), gather signatures & return to BCCAN, c/- The Neighbourhood Centre, PO BOX 1469, Bathurst 2795, by Feb 10, 2016.