Together we can!
NPA has a proud track record of well-informed reports documenting high value conservation areas including in the greater Sydney region. In particular, the Enduring Landscapes report, written by John Macris for Sydney Branch with input from Macarthur and South Sydney Branches, sets out the history of change with some suggestions for new initiatives to protect what remains of our natural landscape
The establishment of the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) just over a year ago, along with mooted changes to the Environment & Planning Act provide a window of opportunity to press for planning frameworks to better retain something of Sydney’s original nature, and to link and foster a greener Sydney for the long term benefit of all.
The six District Plans under the GSC (http://www.greater.sydney/my-district) are out for comment until the end of March 2017, are intended to provide a district wide strategic direction for interpretation by authorities and at a local level. A strong green push is needed as conservation strategies for western Sydney are considered. Meanwhile new proposals to change the current Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 are mooted (http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Legislative-Updates)