We have prepared a comprehensive guide to the election, including -
◊ our local candidates,
◊ Society's "Asks",
◊ NSW Government's environmental track record,
◊ detailed environmental questionnaire.
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In the northern summer of 2014, Tom Williams and Ian Brown spent a month sea kayaking and climbing in Ofjord, East Greenland, part of the largest fiord system in the world.
See this dramatic arctic wilderness of icebergs, mountains, wildflowers and wildlife at 71 degrees north through the eyes of a photographer.
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There are also proposed changes to the constitution.
Visitors will be very welcome.
The Society does not oppose a second Sydney airport.
However we are strongly opposed to anything that impacts the environment of the Greater Blue Mountains and its world heritage listing.Here's the Society's submission - plus you can read more here.
People do have a right to protect their homes - but this sledge-hammer approach has appalling consequences.
The Society considers that there are major problems associated with the implementation and operation of the present Code that need to be addressed. Here's the Society's submission.
To find out more about the 10/50 rule and the status of the review go to the Rural Fire Service's website.
The Wollangambe River is a declared "wild river" that flows through the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
The discharge water from the Clarence Colliery is polluting The Wollangambe.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is conducting a review of Clarence Colliery's Environment Protection Licence that is focusing on the discharge of pollutants into the Wollangambe River.Here's the Society's submission - plus you can read more here.
On 17th October, 2014, the NSW Planning Assessment Committee refused Coalpac's proposed expansion of the Invincible Colliery and Cullen Valley Mine.
Here's an extract from the Commission's determination.
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society would like to thank its many hundreds of members and supporters, and associated organisations, for their tireless efforts over the past several years in this and previous campaigns to protect the Gardens of Stone.
We now need to campaign strongly for the reservation for conservation
of Ben Bullen State Forest and the rest of the Gardens of Stone stage 2.
The DLEP 2013 is currently with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for assessment and Ministerial approval. This process will involve negotiations between Council and the Department and could take several months. Matters deferred from the DLEP 2013, mainly relating to site-specific issues, will be the subject of further public consultation in 2015.
Full information can be found on the Blue Mountains City Council website.
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society has also undertaken its own analysis of the submissions to DLEP 2013 which you can find by clicking here.
Help us preserve the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage region.
Native Plant Nursery
Operating at Lawson and Blackheath, our nursery grows native plants for residents and organisations. Find out how you can buy plants or help out at the nursery.
Walking is a great way to meet people, keep fit and enjoy nature. Come and explore the beautiful Blue Mountains with friendly people. Like us on Facebook
The Bushcare Group meets once a month to remove weeds and plant native species at the Valley of the Waters site. New members are always welcome.
The Plant Study Group
The Plant Study Group meets once a month and travels to different locations in the mountains, enabling it to see a diversity of species and plant communities.