2 comments on “Snowy 2.0 is Environmental Vandalism”

Snowy 2.0 is Environmental Vandalism

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’.

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ALP plan would arrest decline of one of the world’s great national parks services  

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.

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Greens $4 billion ‘Protect Nature’ policy can reverse environmental degradation and benefit regional communities

The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) has warmly welcomed the renewed focus on environment issues announced today in The Greens’ ‘Protect Nature’ policy.

The policy incorporates initiatives from ‘A Cleaner, Greener NSW’ – the joint policy platform for NSW’s environment groups – including creating the Great Koala National Park, ending native forest logging on public land, protecting national parks, creating new parks and helping farmers to restore landscapes and reverse the impacts of land clearing.

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Kosciuszko – the destruction of a national heritage icon?

Dr Graeme Worboys, (Honorary) Associate Professor of the Fenner School for Environment and Society, Australian National University

NSW Deputy Premier and State National Party Leader John Barilaro’s 2018 Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Legislation is the single greatest political and ideological undermining of the conservation and protection status of Kosciuszko National Park in its 75 year history. It has elevated a pest animal to be more important than Australian native animals and has established a legislative precedent that threatens the concept of all Australian protected areas and National Heritage listed properties.

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Raising Warragamba Dam wall

An existential threat to NSW National Parks

David Hufton Member, National Parks Association of NSW and Committe Member, Colong Foundation

The NSW Government has decided to raise Warragamba Dam 14 metres for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley at a cost of over $700 million. The EIS and final ministerial sign-off is due later this year, and we urgently need your help to stop it from happening.