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NO WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT - © Ross Coster
Here are a series of articles that have appeared in the Conservaion Society's newsletter, The Hut News.
They have been written by Ross Coster, Convenor of our No Western Sydney Airport Sub-Committee
Here's an article by Amanda Foxton-Hill
which appeared on the AIM Network website November 5, 2016
Here's an excellent article by Christine Davies, our Hut News editor:
THE BLUE TRAIL - © Don Morison
The "Blue Trail" is a collective description for sites in the western Blue Mountains that arouse natural or cultural interest or both. Most are only a short walk from roads or vehicular tracks.
One day, a high quality walking path may link them. That would offer a trekking alternative to the long walking routes, suitable only for super fit "adventure" tourists, that are unsustainable without new infrastructure and maintenance forays into wilderness areas.
BLUE TRAIL 1: Mayinygu Marragu Aboriginal Place and nearby pagodas, Lidsdale
BLUE TRAIL 2: Edgar Church's gravesite and Pulpit Hill, Katoomba
BLUE TRAIL 3: Viaduct view, Oakey Park
BLUE TRAIL 4: Site of William Murphy's Hut, Hat Hill
BLUE TRAIL 5: Pagodas above the upper Wolgan, Western Newnes Plateau
BLUE TRAIL 6: Pulpit Rock, Blackheath
BLUE TRAIL 7: Blast Furnace Park and Lake Pillans, Lithgow
BLUE TRAIL 8: The "Lovers' Walk", Medlow Bath
BLUE TRAIL 9: Chert and Timber Incline, Mount Victoria
BLUE TRAIL 10: Budthingaroo – the Society's donation, Central Boyd Plateau
BLUE TRAIL 11: Bird Rock Nature Reserve, Central Newnes Plateau
BLUE TRAIL 12: Far from the familiar, Mount Armstrong district
BLUE TRAIL 21: NELLIES GLEN, Katoomba
BLUE TRAIL 22: MARBLE – A NATURAL AND CULTURAL TREASURE: Wombeyan – Taralga District
BLUE TRAIL 31: The Swamps We See From the Road
BLUE TRAIL 39: RAILWAY RELICS, Mount Rae and Bowenfels
BLUE TRAIL 41: Marks Tomb Cave, Medlow Bath
BLUE TRAIL 42: McKanes Bridge, Middle Cox's Catchment
THREATENED FAUNA of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area - © Judy Smith
Dr Brian Marshall - "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"
Dr Brian Marshall - Subsidence, Subsidies and Subsistence
Subsidence, subsidies and subsistence, what do they have in common?
Dr Brian Marshall - The Energy Conundrum
Some things being done by governments lack scientific credibility and are frightening from an environmental perspective. A classical example is provided by the Federal Government’s energy policy.