Fire is a normal part of the Australian landscape, playing a major role in the dynamics of many ecosystems and habitats. From a conservation perspective, the most significant impact of fire is often the way that the impacts of, and fears about fire, shape community concerns about the living near bushland.
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Dr Oisín Sweeney
Senior Ecologist, National Parks Association of NSW
As the dust settles after the NSW election, NPA is taking stock of what the result means for forests and the Great Koala National Park.
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Snowy Hydro 2.0
The human impact on Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) also continues unabated, with the Federal and NSW Coalition Governments committing to the construction of Snowy Hydro 2.0. While supporting renewable energy like pumped hydro in principle, NPA opposes the development of this type of infrastructure within national parks. In early March, the NSW Planning Minister declared Snowy Hydro 2.0 Critical State Significant Infrastructure, with a Legislative Council Inquiry into the order being held in May. NPA made a submission to the inquiry and appeared as an expert witness. NPA is also preparing a submission in response to the recently released Environmental Impact Statement for Snowy Hydro 2.0 Exploratory Works.
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