The NSW government was today spruiking the allocation of $800,000 to koala research in the NSW budget. But its failure to translate knowledge to policy reinforces how out of touch it is on the plight of koalas and nature more generally says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).
A public consultation paper on the future use/conservation of NSW’s Travelling Stock Reserves is on exhibition until 7 July 2017. The exhibition includes the consultation paper, with more information and on line map available at http://open.lls.nsw.gov.au/TSR-review
In today’s Sydney Morning Herald (F6 Extension to mean bulldozing 460 homes or cutting through the National Park – Wednesday June 14th 2017) Peter Martin reveals that “the NSW government is considering acquiring 60 hectares of the Royal National Park for the proposed F6 Extension between Sydney and the Illawarra.”
Sydney is the envy of millions of urban dwellers around the world who can only dream of living in a city with such spectacular natural beauty. The National Parks fringing the city—Ku-ring-gai, Blue Mountains and Royal—are an integral part of Sydney’s beauty and attractiveness, and a vital haven for Sydneysiders to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.
In the latest demonstration of indifference to nature conservation that has infected Coalition governments, the NSW Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton, has described the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) Great Koala National Park proposal as a ‘political gimmick’.
A motion passed at the NSW National Party conference to create ‘koala sanctuaries’ won’t save the species from the problems the Nationals have created via their enthusiasm for land clearing and native forest logging says the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA).