The National Parks Association of NSW condemned yesterday’s confirmation of the NSW Government’s plans to damage the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
‘It is shocking that, on the very same day as committing to emission reduction targets to help Australia meet international standards, the NSW Government has released plans to raise the Warragamba dam wall and flood the national parks of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’ stated NPA President Dr Grahame Douglas.
‘Protecting biodiverse natural habitats, including those of the Greater Blue Mountains, is one of the most effective and practical ways of sequestering carbon. It is not a matter of climate action or conservation, we need both’ Dr Douglas concluded.
‘NPA will work with biodiversity and protected area experts to demonstrate that the exhibited EIS massively understates the impacts on the World Heritage Area’ noted NPA Executive Officer Gary Dunnett. ‘Let’s make no bones about it, any commitment to World Heritage and national parks is totally incompatible with this flawed proposal’.
Media Contact: NPA Executive Officer Gary Dunnett 9299 0000
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