Ambitious expansion of national parks warmly welcomed

National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Environment Minister Matt Kean’s renewed commitment to the expansion of national parks and reserves.

Late last week Minister Kean announced the gazettal of Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park, as well as additions to a further 12 reserves, and committed to adding at least 400,000 hectares of new reserves by 2022.

National Party’s war on Koalas escalates

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has expressed outrage at documents published by the ABC showing direct intervention by NSW National Party Leader, John Barilaro through the Regional NSW Department to allow logging back into forests heavily impacted by the bushfires. 

Experts confirm Snowy 2.0 is an economic dud and environmental disaster

New revelations confirm that Snowy 2.0 is an environmental and economic disaster. The NSW and Commonwealth were warned that the Business Case for the massive industrial development in Kosciuszko National Park was flawed. Today thirty-seven eminent Australian energy, engineering, economic and environmental experts have shown how emerging information confirms that Snowy 2.0 should never have been approved and, if constructed, will be a $10 billion White Elephant. 

Unlimited legal costs force withdrawal of Snowy 2.0 legal challenge

The National Parks Association of NSW, faced with exposure to unlimited  legal costs, was forced to withdraw a legal challenge in the Land and Environment Court to the NSW Government’s decision to approve Snowy 2.0.

“Our planning system is broken, all the cards are weighted in favour of government and corporations against community wishes and the public interest” stated NPA Executive Officer, Gary Dunnett.

CONFIRMED: Snowy 2.0 just doesn’t make sense

The most recent forecast by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO 2020 ISP) exposes the lie that vast areas of Kosciuszko National Park must be sacrificed because the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project is essential for the transition to renewable energy.