The Society has developed a kit to help Blue Mountains residents better understand environmental protection and planning laws, learn how development in the Blue Mountains is regulated, and take appropriate action on environment-related matters.
The Kit gives advice on what to do in a variety of situations - from how to report pollution and suspected non-compliant or illegal development, to how to use the Council's interactive maps, and how to make a submission to a Development Application and more.
Ever wondered if you could start your very own bush tucker garden?
Well-known Darug artist, tour guide and educator Bundeluk will show you how in a lively presentation which includes cuttings and pictures of plants used by his people for countless generations.
You may have seen Bundeluk selling his artworks in Leura or Springwood, or on TV or in newspapers. His name means “Crimson Rosella”.
Born at Hornsby, he is the son of Alan and Auntie Edna Mariong Watson. He has lived in the Blue Mountains since 1999, when he began work as an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger for NPWS. In the same year he designed the River Of Hands at Windsor.
He taught Darug culture and history for ten years at the Brewongle Environmental Education Centre. In 2000 his art was exhibited in Milan and Hong Kong. In 1994 he lodged the first Native Title claim to land in metropolitan Sydney, known as the M2 Land Claim. He has designed and consulted on bush tucker gardens at several public schools.
Say no to recreational hunting in NSW National Parks - here's how
Last December, the review panel of the Planning Assessment Commission comprehensively rejected the Coalpac Consolidation Project proposal.
In response to the PAC's review, Coalpac submitted a massive set of documents (60MB), the Contracted Project, to the Department of Planning. These were placed on the Department's website on March 14; environmental groups were asked to respond to Planning within two weeks.
Coalpac rejected the PAC review's overall finding, that the original proposal NOT be approved, but now aims to gain approval for the marginally altered Contracted Project.
Dr. Brian Marshall's submission, on behalf of the Society, can be found here.
The Department of Planning is currently writing its evaluation of the original and now marginally altered proposal. This will take at least another month. Its report will then go to a new panel of the PAC for a final determination under delegated authority by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure.
The stunning Pictorial Record of Pagodas can be found here - this is an 11MB download
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.
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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.