After a 20 year campaign, new protection for the Gardens of Stone

Madi Maclean, Senior Vice-President, Blue Mountains Conservation Society

This article was first printed in Hut News Issue 398 December 2021. Thanks to BMCS for permission to reprint the article.

Cheers, tears and a storm of emails erupted in celebration within the Society when, on Saturday 13 November, the NSW government at last announced the creation of a new Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area (SCA).

The announcement came in a joint media release from the Premier, Dominic Perrottet, Environment Minister and Treasurer, Matt Kean and Deputy Premier and local MP, Paul Toole.

Unionists and Environmentalists Celebrate NPA Members Joyce and Vern Moffitt

Janine Kitson, NPA Member

In December 2018 unionists and environmentalists came together to celebrate Joyce Moffitt (1930-1999) and Vern Moffitt (1924-2001), past members of the NPA who were pivotal in establishing NPA’s Bathurst Branch.