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Save Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion is an iconic arts, community and cultural facility serving the community of Bondi and Sydney. Bondi Pavilion’s facilities include the Bondi Theatre, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms and more. Bondi Pavilion currently plays host to many activities with a strong community focus, including art exhibitions, community education classes, workshops, screenings and more. It is […]

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Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 15:45 ): On behalf of The Greens I indicate that we have serious concerns in relation to the Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. This Chamber has debated at length the issue of Crown land in New South Wales. The value of this Chamber was evident in that debate, when we […]

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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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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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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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Crown Land mismanagement to be reviewed in Parliamentary Inquiry

As Crown Land continues to be eyed off by private interests for private profits, Parliament has established an Inquiry to review its management and how it can be best protected. Just last night a Parliamentary Summit attended by MP’s from across the Parliament, community groups and crown land campaigners who unanimously supported a Parliamentary Inquiry […]

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