The National Parks Association today released a report exposing Snowy Hydro’s lack of compliance with the environmental Conditions of Approval for the Snowy 2.0 project, located within Kosciuszko National Park.
‘Our investigations show that Snowy Hydro and its contractors are not complying with the ‘strict’ environmental Conditions of Approval imposed by the Federal and NSW Governments’ stated Gary Dunnett, CEO of NPA.
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In response to revelations about the environmental damage inflicted by Snowy Hydro’s bogged tunnel boring machine (see https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-13/snowy-2.0-tunnel-boring-machine-grinds-to-halt-and/101968974 ), the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is calling on the NSW Government to launch an urgent review of the potential breaches of the Snowy 2.0 project’s Conditions of Environmental Approval.
Read More “Call for audit of environmental impacts of Snowy 2.0 on Kosciuszko National Park “
Ted Woodley, NPA Executive Committee member
In a staggering act of environmental vandalism of epic proportions, the Commonwealth and NSW Governments have just approved the construction of new overhead electricity transmission lines through Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park to connect the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project.
This reprehensible decision overturns a long-standing ban on new overhead transmission lines. The last overhead transmission line built in a NSW national park was in 1976.
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Polling released by the National Parks Australia Council shows the vast majority of Australians want national parks set aside for nature conservation not development.
The survey was conducted nationwide, with the protection of nature, saving threatened species, and quiet enjoyment of nature topping the list of importance for national parks and conservation areas to Australians.
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Ted Woodley, Member of NPANSW Executive
The Main Works for the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro station has been approved and work commenced a year ago. But the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the transmission connection was deliberately held back, presumably so it couldn’t be refused (as Snowy 2.0 would otherwise be stranded).
Read More “The Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management is being amended to allow overhead transmission lines”
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).
Read More “Kosciuszko National Park – it’s not a tip”
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