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Kosciuszko National Park – it’s not a tip

Documents tabled in the NSW Legislative Council reveal that the NSW Government will only receive $1.65 million from Snowy Hydro Ltd for the dumping of 14 million cubic metres of spoil in Kosciuszko National Park. 

“Not only is disposing of tunnelling spoil in a national park reprehensible, we now know that the NSW Government will receive barely 1/1000th of commercial waste disposal rates” stated Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer of the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA). 

Australia commits to increase the National Reserve System to combat biodiversity crisis

National Parks Association of NSW president, Dr Grahame Douglas, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that he will protect Australia’s biodiversity by conserving at least 30% of our nation’s land and seas. 

Dr Douglas stated, “Setting a new target of 30% for protection in our National Reserve System is a practical response to the desperate challenges facing Australia’s biodiversity and natural landscapes.

New national park in western NSW welcome

National Parks Association of NSW president, Dr Grahame Douglas has welcomed Environment Minister Matt Kean’s announcement of a new national park near Broken Hill.  

Dr Douglas stated, ‘Western NSW has long been recognised as the big gap in the NSW reserve system. 

Book Review: The Curious Life of Krill


Author: Stephen Nicol | Reviewer: NPA book club

‘The Curious Life of Krill’ by Stephen Nicol was the book we discussed at our zoom meeting in March. We were all quite fascinated and had greatly enjoyed reading the book. It is hugely informative, well written and a good size.

Below questions are only a tiny example of all the extraordinary facts about krill we learnt, and the book dives into other important areas such as the protection of Antarctica and associated politics.

Verdict: a must read. – Enjoy!

Feral Horse Poster – Cynthia Breheny’s work and imagination

Di Thompson, member, NPA NSW and NPA ACT

At the end of the first COVID year (December 2020), Gary Thompson and I visited Canberra’s Institute of Technology (CIT) exhibition of students’ major artworks.  We were there to see a unique poster designed and assembled by a friend and colleague, Cynthia Breheny with a special environmental message.