Twenty four organisations and fifty expert engineers, scientists, environmentalists, academics and economists, are calling on Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Environment Minister Matt Kean to avoid further damage to Kosciuszko National Park by putting the electricity transmission connection for Snowy 2.0 underground.
Today’s approval by the Commonwealth Minister for Environment of the Snowy 2.0 project opens the way for an infrastructure white elephant that will decimate Kosciuszko National Park while driving up greenhouse gas emissions and energy prices.
- Authors: Deidre Slattery and Graeme L. Worboys
- Publisher: Envirobooks
- Reviewed by Esther Gallant (President, NPA ACT) and Dianne Thompson OAM (NPA ACT and NPA NSW)
This is THE BOOK on Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) for all those who know and love it and would like to understand it better in order to promote its protection. Graeme Worboys has spent his professional career working in and around KNP and both authors have extensive personal knowledge of the park. Graeme Worboys AM started as a NSW NPWS Kosciuszko ranger and now is a protected area management specialist. Deirdre Slattery is a historian and has written extensively about the Alpine Parks and contributed widely to community education about them. Together they have produced a book which is both authoritative and an inspiration to read.
If you are interested in purchasing the book do not delay as it was a limited printing run and is being sold at cost.
Approval of Snowy 2.0 EIS sets appalling precedents, and all for an inferior project
“Today’s approval of the Snowy 2.0 construction project in Kosciuszko National Park marks a new low in the NSW Government’s refusal to protect threatened species and natural landscapes” stated Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer of the National Parks Association of NSW.
“NPA welcomes today’s release of a monumental tome on one of Australia’s natural wonders – Kosciuszko National Park” says Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer of the National Parks Association of NSW.
The new book examines the history of the Snowy Mountains and tells the story of how Kosciuszko National Park, against the odds, was established and protected for all Australians to enjoy.
Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer, National Parks Association of NSW
In Australia the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme stands head and shoulders above every other nation building project, with the possible exceptions of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. It shouldn’t be any surprise that, back in 2017, Prime Minister Turnbull responded to Snowy Hydro’s pitch by proudly announcing the ‘electricity game-changer’ Snowy 2.0 project. Virtually no environmental impact, just dig a tunnel and build an underground power station and what you get is massive storage to counteract the Achilles heel of renewable generators, intermittency. A wonderful new chapter in the nation building saga of the Snowies.