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Media release: Commons across NSW saved!

Greens amendments to the Crown Lands Act secured in NSW Parliament last year will continue to protect commons across NSW as the Coalition Government has abandoned its plan to abolish commons. This will leave precious parcels of community land safe for the enjoyment of their local communities for generations to come. Greens MP and Planning […]

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Save St Albans Common have saved St Albans Common!

Today is a wonderful day for the people of the Hawkesbury area with the success of the hard fought campaign of the dedicated band at Save St Albans Common. When this precious place was under threat the local community came together and worked hard to ensure it would be protected now and into the future. […]

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Bushwalking club: March and May 2017 dates

Dear walking friends, We thoroughly enjoyed our first walk at Manly Dam on the Northern Beaches. Even the threat of rain didn’t dampen enthusiasm and 22 people joined us to walk around the dam. Thanks to Matt from WildWalks for helping lead us on our way. We’ve set down our next few walks, so get […]

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Consultation on the future of “the commons” – submissions due TUESDAY

Submissions are open until COB Tuesday for “Recognising and protecting the values of commons” – a proposal that will have a far reaching impact on public lands – make a submission to: community.engagement@crownland.nsw.gov.au The Government’s Fact Sheet about the proposed changes is here. Our submission is here: 170216 CROWN LANDS Commons submission You may also wish […]

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Public land at risk but commons saved as Baird forces Crown Land reforms in the middle of the night

Reforms to how public land is managed and protected were rushed through Parliament by the Baird Government last night, with the Crown Land Management Bill passing the Upper House at 3.40am. The Greens successfully moved amendments to save every commons across the state. There are approximately 200 commons across the state where the local residents […]

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Crown Land reforms coming to Parliament

After four years of review, 600 public submissions, a review from the Auditor General and a Parliamentary Inquiry, the Baird Government has finally handed down its proposed reforms to manage the Crown land estate. The Crown Land Management Bill 2016 creates a new, single piece of legislation to administer Crown land in NSW. The Greens […]

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Crown Land reforms raise concerns for local land protection

Crown land reforms tabled in Parliament today are a genuine first step in ensuring that public land is properly managed for the public benefit, but there are serious questions raised by the legislation that proposes large transfers of land to local councils without clear statutory protections. Under the Baird Government’s proposed legislation a large portion […]

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