Blue Mountains Conservation Society
Blue Mountains Conservation Society
Our mission is to help conserve the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains
and to increase awareness of the natural environment in general.
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Recent Society Submissions
Springwood Foundation Day
Springwood Foundation Day
Saturday 28th April 2018 9am to 4pm

Come and visit our stall at the Springwood Foundation Day.

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Lawson Crown Land - Masterplan on Exhibition

Council is currently preparing a Masterplan for Crown Land at Lawson.

The three options are currently available to view online here.

Comments closed 20th April 2018. Here's the Society's submission

Read more about the masterplan and the Society's position, here

Madi and Ross
Madi Maclean and Ross Coster
Annual General Meeting

At the Society's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28th March, Madi Maclean was re-elected President.

Changes to the Society's Management Committee included Lachlan Garland (National Parks & World Heritage Officer, Valda Low (Environment Education Officer), Clare Power (Sustainability Officer, Annette Coulter (Publicity Officer) and Alan Page (Website Officer).

Heather Hull, Margaret Baker and Ross Coster were made life-members.

They joined seven other life-members: Brian Marshall, Christine Davies, Elizabeth Buki, Jill Dark, Kevin Bell, Lyndal Sullivan and Robin Mosman.

Ann Young
Dr Ann Young   photo: Paul Vale
Dr Ann Young "Upland Swamps in the Sydney Region"

On April 5th, Dr Ann Young presented a talk on "Upland Swamps in the Sydney Region" at the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls.

The informative and interesting meeting was attended by over 70 people.

Dr Young is an environmental scientist and the author of the newly released "Uplands Swamps in the Sydney Region".

The upland swamps, including those of the Blue Mountains, are vital to the health of the water catchment of Sydney and the lower Blue Mountains yet they are threatened by urbanisation, forestry and underground coal mining.

Dr Young was recently appointed to the NSW Government's Independent Expert Panel into Mining in the Special Areas of Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment.

Jeremy Buckingham - The Gardens of Stone
Jeremy Buckingham - The Gardens of Stone
Protect the Gardens of Stone from destructive coal mining

"Who agrees that we can't let a coal mine destroy this unique Australian landscape?" asks NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.

"The Gardens of Stone on the edge of the Blue Mountains near Lithgow will be destroyed if coal mining is allowed to go ahead."

"Here I am standing on the precipice of the sandstone pagodas in this beautiful Australian bushland that could be ruined through subsidence caused by longwall mining techniques - where they deliberate collapse the earth as the mining machine moves along the coal face. As the age of coal comes to a close, we should not be risking such incredible areas."

Watch this video

See our campaign site on the Gardens of Stone

Leave Radiata Plateau Wild video

Sitting on the southern escarpment, Radiata Plateau (also known as Elphinstone) with its outstanding topography is the last remaining undeveloped peninsula-plateau in the upper Blue Mountains.

Home to rare and threatened species, culturally significant and a magnet for the local outdoor community, Radiata Plateau, towering high above rolling valleys has been in the making for millennia.

See more on our Leave Radiata Plateau Wild pages

No Western Sydney Airport bumper sticker
No Western Sydney Airport bumper sticker
Western Sydney Airport

The Society believes that the Western Sydney Airport and its attendant infrastructure and associated industries poses a very real threat to the GBMWHA. And as a result, the Airport is a threat to the Blue Mountains communities, tourism and businesses.

The principal impact on the GBMWHA and Blue Mountains communities of the proposed Western Sydney Airport is aircraft noise.

See more on our campaign against Western Sydney Airport