Community Forum — The Great Koala National Park, Coffs Harbour

Danielle Ryan and James Sherwood, Conservation Campaigners

A Community Forum was held in Coffs Harbour on 28 April, hosted by NPA to spread awareness about the organisation’s proposal for The Great Koala National Park. The event was a great success, booking out before the night. NPA’s park proposal spans from the mountains to the coasts of the Coffs Harbour region, encompassing ancient Gondwanan rainforests and the most diverse tall eucalypt forests on earth. Advocacy for this proposal is about creating a positive vision around transitioning away from unsustainable native forestry logging to ensure critical koala habitat is protected, encompassing about 20 per cent of the state’s koala population.

Bushfire Inquiries: Reports and Analysis

George Punt, NPA Park Management Committee

NPA recently made submissions to the two major inquiries into the Black Summer bushfires. The inquiries are largely a thoughtful reflection on the ‘Black Summer’ fires and make sound suggestions about managing fires given the impacts of global warming. NPA will need to monitor how these suggestions are implemented. The inquiries note that the impulse to escalate controlled burning and other measures in national parks remains a strong theme in public discussions.

Confusion reigns after reported changes to tree removal laws

The National Parks Association of NSW has called for confirmation that the NSW Government won’t remove essential protections for urban bushland following the Australian’s release of leaked Cabinet documents.  

Volunteer for a State Council position

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NPA’s goal is to protect nature through community action. We pursue this by providing the community with outstanding opportunities to experience and learn about nature, while vigorously advocating for the protection of nature within NSW and beyond.