National Parks Have Been Directed To Implement Tourism

National Parks, directed by nsw.gov, for economic reasons, are to increase national park use tourism, especially here in the Caldera. Eg is a 4 day walking trail starting at Mt Jerusalem to Minyon Falls. Marketed to the early adopters. The DA for the day 1 part of the track (‘Unicorn Falls’) closed for comments with…

Draft State Strategic Plan for Crown Land

Government has prioritised the commercialisation of Crown Lands and misses both The Ecological Importance of Crown Lands and the need to move towards First Nations stewardship and co-management. Crown Land is our land, it belongs to the people of NSW and should be managed in the way we believe is appropriate. We have highlighted the interesting bits for…

Again, NO Byrrill Creek Dam

Dear Friends of the Environment. The NSW Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is undertaking a Review, including submissions from the public, of the existing Tweed Water Sharing Plan (WSP) which expires next year. Currently there is a Clause 48 (1) that prohibits the building of a dam at Byrrill Creek. 10 years ago Save Byrrill Creek…

Join the Action at Myrtle State Forest

Dear Friends, NRG will be volunteering to join NEFA in defending our native forests from the assault being mounted by the State and Federal government-sponsored rogue logging industry. Your commitment to protecting our forests is an inspiring and important step toward a sustainable and peaceful world. At the June monthly meeting, NRG decided to gather…

TSC Towards Zero Waste Strategy Proposed, TSC Asks Your Feedback

Council has prepared a draft Towards Zero Waste policy and is seeking feedback on or before Tuesday 21 July 2020. The CEC would like to encourage public endorsement and adoption by Council. The towards zero waste concept means designing and managing products to reduce the volume of waste and materials, to conserve and recover all materials where…

NCC, AFCA to ARENA Bioenergy Roadmap: “Exclude forest derived biomass … FDB is not a credible or desirable energy source or route out of fossil fuel dependence.”

The Nature Conservation Council and the Australian Forest and Climate Alliance have made the following joint submission to the ARENA Bioenergy Roadmap:  “Exclude forest derived biomass.”  FDB is not a credible or desirable energy source or route out of fossil fuel dependence.  We call on ARENA to contribute to responsible action on the climate crisis by…

TSC: Dear Community Member, …

I write to advise you that the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014 Amendment No. 28 – to remove the enabling ‘Clause 7.15 Water Bottling Facilities’ – has been legally made, effective Friday 29 May 2020. The outcome of this amendment is that water bottling facilities are now a prohibited land use in the RU2 Rural Landscape…

Rob Kooyman – Gondwana

Rob Kooyman, Australia forest ecologist, traces the history of the ancient forests of Gondwana, until now, bringing the focus to the forests of northern nsw. The new 29 min film by Frontier Films (David Bradbury). Proudly presented here in association with the The Caldera Environment Centre. About Rob Kooyman … protected area and conservation management…

TSC 18.6.20 Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Council Meeting – 18 June 2020 on Thursday, 18 June 2020  3:00 PM. The Meeting will be held remotely via Lifestream. Click here to View the Meeting Agenda. Especially noteworthy: 17 REPORTS FROM THE DIRECTOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENT  1. Climate Change Emergency Report Report Note: A revised Climate Change Management Policy is attached to…

Art Auction – “Artists for Climate Online”

Zoom in, to raise funds for the Climate Council! It’s an online auction of art items contributed by fabulous artists from Tweed and Byron Shires. All proceeds will go to The Climate Council. Barry Firth is raising funds for the Climate Council, after joining “Tassie Trek 2020”, a week-long trip through the Tarkine Wilderness, that…

Ancient trees cut down

The government’s own logging corporation has been caught red-handed cutting down giant trees that were earmarked for protection in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest near Coffs Harbour.  This outrageous destruction shows NSW Forestry Corporation can’t be trusted to obey already weak forest protection laws. It’s clear we need to end native forest logging.  This is…

Cutting Down Native Forests on Private Land Draft Codes of Practice

The Draft Private Native Forestry Code of Practice have been open for public submissions. We have read the Draft Codes of Practice, and highlighted the bits of the document for you to read quickly, to focus and save time. It is ‘A permission-booklet for ecologically significant native forests destruction on privately held land.’ For further…

Feeding Forests Into Furnaces To Boil Water To Turn A Turbine To Make Electricity To Use Momentarily And Then It Is Gone

Stop the pollution of the air, it is horrible, stop it. And stop burning “biofuel” for goodness sake. “Bio-Fuel”: Feeding Forests Into Furnaces To Make Electricity. “Bio-Fuel” is burned in furnaces and the pollution released into the air. They lie that biofuel is an ‘ecologically sustainable’ furnace fuel. “Bio-Fuel” is a fraud, a lie, “Bio-Fuel”…

The Million Jobs Plan

Beyond Zero Emissions https://bze.org.au/the-million-jobs-plan/ The Million Jobs Plan is the framework to restore our economy. We’ve mapped out how we can rebuild our nation through practical projects that can restore our economy, modernise our industry, reskill our workforce and deliver a bright and secure economic future. We’ve identified seven key sectors across our economy where…

ACTIVE HOPE AND RESILIENCE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

A community event held by Extinction Rebellion Tweed Valley. We are living through difficult times that have only gotten harder the last six months as we face regular new waves of social and environmental crises. In this time we are witnessing immense growing social injustices and the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. Many…

NSWG Plastic Plan

The NSWG Plastic Plan speaks of redesign laws and fairly lightweight ban promises, not very impressive given the situation we are now in regarding plastic. “If this, … “If this, … ” is an awardee of The Caldera Environment Centre ‘Ecological Arts For Information Merit Award’.