The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Main Works phase of the Snowy 2.0 project, released on 26 September 2019, proposes immense and permanent damage to the rare montane habitats of Kosciuszko National Park.
National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) strongly urges everyone concerned about the unique flora and fauna of Kosciuszko National Park and the principle that National Parks are for conservation, not commercial development, to make a submission on the EIS.
Yesterday’s Environmental Impact Statement for Snowy 2.0 proposes a completely unacceptable level of damage to Kosciusko National Park.
The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has expressed complete
dismay at the severe and permanent impacts on Kosciusko National Park signalled
by yesterday’s release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Snowy
2.0 ‘Main Works’.
Di Thompson, NCC representative Southern Ranges Regional Advisory Council and NSW Advisory Council
This story is about building a relationship that has a constructive outcome.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a phone message from the ABC Canberra, concerning 4WD damage at Dubbo Flats. I groaned. How did the ABC find me when the issue wasn’t even horses? For goodness sake I didn’t want to be the font of all knowledge on all high impact activities in Kosciuszko National Park.
Dr Oisín Sweeney, Senior Ecologist, National Parks Association of NSW
It’s been a busy period for conservation activities for NPA – not that many periods are quiet of course!
Graeme Worboys, (Honorary) Associate Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
The 75th Anniversary of the establishment of Kosciuszko State Park falls on the 19th April 2019. The Park was famously established by Premier William McKell to protect the nationally important mountain water catchments; restore soil erosion caused by burning off and over-grazing by stock and to provide opportunities for visitor use and enjoyment. Kosciuszko is one of the Australia’s greatest national parks; it is a National Heritage Property protecting priceless Australian heritage and receives more than 1 million visits a year. The Park enjoyed 74 years of bipartisan support for conservation until regressive 2018 legislation was passed to retain thousands of feral horses within the Park.
The Nature Conservation Council and National Parks Association welcome state Labor’s commitment to restore NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services staffing levels and reactivate the land acquisition program to protect still-vulnerable ecosystems and species.
ALP Environment Spokesperson Penny Sharpe today pledged that Labor would add 200 more staff to match 2011 levels and resume the national parks acquisition program that has stalled over the past eight years.