Dendrobium Mine Expansion Refused

Dr Peter Turner, NPA Mining Projects Science Officer To the great relief of many, the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) has refused the proposed expansion of the Dendrobium coal mine, south west of Sydney. Approval would have continued the highly damaging…

What has happened to the planned Sydney Marine Park?

Some insights and history from a marine activist and a marine scientist Gary Schoer, Secretary, Southern Sydney Branch NPA Dr Ross Jeffree, National and International Project Officer, Southern Sydney Branch NPA Sharnie O’Connell, Marine Campaigner, NPA Southern Sydney Branch first…

Hill End Historic Site – Draft Plan of Management

 Ross McDonnell, NPA Treasurer and former NPWS Regional Manager It is hard to imagine a current government purchasing most of an historic town, with live-in residents, and transferring it to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The foresight of…

Regional Planning Review

NPA Parks Management Committee The following regional planning issues are included in this edition of the journal because they raise issues that have potential state-wide implications for NPA and the protected area network.

Book Review: Wild Nature

Wild Nature: Walking Australia’s South East Forests Author: John Blay Publisher: NewSouth Publishing 2020 Reviewer: Samantha Newton

Book Review: Call of the Reed Warbler

A new agriculture, a new earth, by Charles Massy Group review by NPA book group The NPA book group had a very interesting discussion of this rich book on February 8. Members brought different perspectives. Some had farm backgrounds but…