Caldera Environment Centre wishes to recognise the generations of the local Aboriginal people of the Bundjalung Nation who have lived in and derived their physical and spiritual needs from the forests, rivers, lakes and streams of this beautiful valley over many thousands of years as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands.
Tuesday 9th August 2016, 5:30pm
Caldera Environment Centre
4 Queen Street, Murwillumbah
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Parliamentary Inquiry into Crown Land
Public lands should be held on trust for the people of NSW; managed by the Government with management directed at identifying and protecting the diverse values of public lands. The NSW Government is proposing significant changes to the way Crown land is managed.
The NSW Upper House is currently conducting an inquiry into Crown Lands in NSW. The inquiry will look at:
a) the extent of Crown land and the benefits of active use and management of that land to New South Wales,
b) the adequacy of community input and consultation regarding the commercial use and disposal of Crown land,
c) the most appropriate and effective measures for protecting Crown land so that it is preserved and enhanced for future generations, and
d) the extent of Aboriginal Land Claims over Crown land and opportunities to increase Aboriginal involvement in the management of Crown land.
Submissions to the inquiry will be accepted until Sunday 24 July 2016.
To understand what are the key issues and why we need to protect our Crown Lands visit:
Nature Conservation Council of NSW website
Better Planning Network website
Greens NSW website