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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: walk reports for 24 March and 26 March

                  Great North Walk One: Sydney to Boronia Park  When: Friday 24 March, meet at 9.15am – 9.45am ferry from Circular Quay to Woolwich, finished at Boronia Park 12:00 The walk:  Moving from the waterfront at Woolwich through the leafy streets of Woolwich and Hunters Hill this is […]

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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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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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Protecting half the land in NSW: Parliamentary Inquiry recognises vital environmental and social importance of Crown land

Mismanagement, incompetence and indifference sums up the way in which Crown land is presently dealt with in NSW. Against this background the Parliamentary Inquiry into Crown land has today handed down its final report  finding that Crown land is of vital importance to the State’s biodiversity and social fabric. It has delivered 20 recommendations for […]

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Mambo shows needs for assessment before sale of public lands

The Greens are calling for urgent reforms to the Crown Lands Act to require public agencies to assess the ecological and other values of public lands before selling them. Today’s call follows Parliamentary Secretary Scot Macdonald’s statement on ABC radio this week in relation to the recent sale of part of the Mambo Wetlands at […]

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