Tweed Growth Management and Housing Strategy Survey

Below is the link to the survey and also the Caldera Environment Centre’s priority issues as a guide to help with your survey responses. Closing date is 12th Sept. CEC points – from the perspective of preserving Tweeds internationally significant biodiversity and maintaining the character of local ‘village’ communities as well as preserving productive farmlands. Suggested responses to survey questions: Q on places and types of residential development for…

See the Draft North Coast Regional Plan Update

The North Coast Regional Plan is the strategic plan for the future of the this region View the document with our highlighted texts for clarity and speed of reading: http://calderaenvironmentcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Draft_North_Coast_Regional_Plan_2041.pdf Submissions closed 24 August 2022 Caldera Environment Centre To NSW Dept Planning & EnvironmentEmail: northern@planning.nsw.gov.au Submission: Draft North Coast Regional Plan 2041 (NCRP). The Caldera…

Inquiry into Australia’s Extinction Crisis

The inquiry has been re-referred, with a revised title and terms of reference, included below.  … you are invited to make a new submission to this inquiry by 31 August 2022, previous submissions are still to be considered.  … lodge a submission through the committee’s website.  Inquiry into Australia’s Extinction Crisis.  Terms of Reference.  Australia’s extinction crisis,…

Australian State of The Environment Report

Biodiversity – Executive Summary: “Australia’s biodiversity is under increased threat and has, overall, continued to decline. “… many species and communities suffer from the cumulative impacts of multiple pressures. Most jurisdictions consider the status of threatened species to be poor and the trend to be declining. “Invasive species, particularly feral animals, are unequivocally increasing the pressure they exert on Australia’s biodiversity, and habitat…

World Environment Day Festival feedback

Caldera Environment Centre would like to thank you for participating in our event. We hope you had as much fun attending as we did organizing it. We want to hear your feedback so we can keep improving. It will also help with funding to keep the festival going. Please fill this quick survey and let us…

… to force a debate in the NSW parliament to End Public Native Forest Logging

Update: Petition succeeded, it will be debated in the Legislative Assembly at 4pm on 15/09/2022. You can watch the debate on the webcast at https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/pages/la-webcast-page.aspx . ————— NCC is sponsoring a Parliamentary petition aimed at ending forest logging. The Petition must get 20,000 signatures in the by August 1, to force a debate in the…

World Environment Day 17th July Knox Park Murwillumbah – #OnlyOneEarth

   The Caldera World Environment Day Event  promotes sustainability and protection of the natural environment,  celebrates the environmental culture and ecological bio-diversity in our region,  is a coming together to learn about and to discuss the challenges we face in living in the age of the ecological crisis, and  is designed to be encouraging, inspiring,…

NEFA: Cherry Tree Four Get Justice

All charges were dismissed in Kyogle Court for the four forest protectors arrested in November for defending Cherry Tree State Forest from logging. Malveena Martyn, Naomi Shine, Ian Gaillard and Dee Mould, collectively known as the “Cherry Tree Four” who had their final day in court after over six months of legal action were relieved and…

Online CEC Membership Renewal

The Wollumbin Caldera is one of the three top biodiversity hotspots in Australia. It covers an area of approximately 1500 sq km and supports around 1250 types of plants. The Caldera includes a high diversity of ecosystem types because it is in an area where temperate and sub-tropical bio-geographic areas, both terrestrial and marine, converge.…

[nefanews] Forest Media 8 April 2022

New South Wales:  At the south coast Upper House hearings into the ’Long term sustainability and future of the timber and forest products industry’ concerns were raised about the frequency of logging breaches, the slow investigations, the lack of third-party enforcement, the logging of burnt forests and the pitiful returns on native forest logging, whereas…

NEFA: … focus attention on forests.

Forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on land and accommodate more than 80% of the terrestrial specifies of animals, plants and insects. Forests cover 30% of the earth’s surface and are vital habitats for millions of species, they are sources of clean air and water, and of course crucial for fighting climate change. A…

North East Forest Alliance Statement for International Day of Forests

“If the NSW and Federal Governments continue to refuse to [stop logging public native forests and stopping clearing forests], it is your responsibility to stand up and speak out to make them.” Big old trees are awesome, hundreds of years old, towering 8-12 stories high, apartment complexes for hollow-dependent animals with larders for Koalas, gliders, possums…

Submission in objection to the Whitehaven coal mine expansion at Narrabri

Lock The Gate have asked for submissions to the Independent Planning Commission in objection to the new expansion of the Whitehaven Narrabri coal mine which will affect the environment as detailed below. The CEC submission: We (the Caldera Environment Centre, Murwillumbah NSW) object to the Whitehaven coal mine expansion at Narrabri. We object because the proposed…

Dismay over Government’s rejection of inquiry recommendation to stop burning native forests for electricity.

From The North East Forest Aliance (NEFA) and The North Coast Environment Council (NCEC): Conservation groups are dismayed by the NSW Government’s rejection of the recommendations of the parliamentary inquiry ‘to prevent the burning of wood from native forests to generate energy’ and exclude its being classed as renewable energy. Contrary to the Government’s claims…

Please Help: NSW.gov ePetition – End Public Native Forest Logging in NSW

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY – Signing ePetition – End Public Native Forest Logging End Public Native Forest Logging in NSW.  To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly.   Public native forest logging is pushing iconic species like the koala, swift parrot and greater glider towards extinction.   The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires burnt over 5…

Native Forests ARE NOT ‘Biofuel’ replacement for coal.

Here and now, at The Time of The Collapse Of The Ecology, they are doubling down on stupid. They are industrially feeding our native forests into furnaces, as a replacement for coal, to make electricity. They have changed the laws to take away the tree protections. They have made laws which say that burning forests…

Morrison’s $50 million pledge for Koalas a smokescreen

NORTH EAST FOREST ALLIANCE:  Scott Morrison announcement of $50 million for Koalas is a smokescreen to cover-up his Government’s approval for increased logging and clearing of Koala habitat, while allowing climate heating to run amok, threatening the future of both Koalas and the Great Barrier Reef, according to the North East Forest Alliance. “Without good…

Link: Stand Up For Cherry Tree Forest

“Join in protecting Cherry Tree State Forest from the threat of irreparable damage from logging. Our koalas, rivers and climate need this vital part of the Richmond Range ecological corridor stretching from the Border Ranges NP to the Bundjalung NP.” facebook.com/Stand.Up.For.Cherry.Tree

Link: Fridays For Forests

“Every Friday at 10am where ever you are it is time to join the action protecting our native forests from logging”   facebook.com/groups/fridays4forests/