Inquiry into Crown lands – submissions closing soon (Biodiversity Conservation News)

Twelve months after a summit of concerned citizens and community groups called for an inquiry into the management of Crown lands, the NSW Upper House is looking into this important issue.

You have until Sunday 24 July 2016 to raise your concerns about the future management of Crown land in the state.

Crown land covers approximately 42 per cent of NSW. They contain some of our most important patches of remnant bushland and waterways, providing vital habitat for native species, serving as important wildlife corridors and containing precious intact ecosystems in a significantly cleared landscape.

Poor management practices, such as the sale of Crown roads, long-term leasing of travelling stock routes and increased commercial use of Crown lands are already threatening the important environmental, social and cultural value of these lands.

Huge changes to our Crown lands laws are on the cards, along with plans to dispose of parcels of this valuable land.

We encourage our members to make a submission to this important inquiry. A submission guide is available to assist you.

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