Draft Wildlife Protection Areas Policy

This is a great initiative by Council to protect and improve high conservation value public land by reducing threats to wildlife from the impacts of domestic cats and dogs. Draft Wildlife Protection Areas Policy The draft Policy is on public…

Sunlight and Seaweed

Sunlight and Seaweed , the most recent book by Tim Flannery is a must-read book for all who want to look straight ahead at climate change and its effect on our planet and our lives. Importantly it is a book…

Kings Forest – proposed modification 

The modification request seeks approval to: Implement a revised Koala Plan of Management (KPOM) which includes changes to the location and quantity of koala habitat offsets within the site; Remove the requirement to plant koala food trees on a 27hectare parcel of land within the Cudgen Nature Reserve; Revise the ‘commencement of works’ definition to provide consistency with the approval issued under sections 130 and 133 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Approval 2012/6328); Revise the locations of the koala fencing and fauna underpasses, and amend the timing for the construction of this infrastructure; Remove the requirement to provide traffic calming devices to manage potential koala movements across the site; and Remove references to the KPOM dated August 2012 and insert references to the revised KPOM. Tweed Valley Weekly 29 June 2017 The modifications explained. NSW Planning: details of the proposal and where to make a submission. Submissions open til 18 August 2017

Gold Coast Airport ILS

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) ILS development facilitates provisions for increased runway operational length south.  Attached is the final design of the ILS development footprint on the NSW Crown Reserve for Public Recreation/Conservation with construction to commence shortly. The additional element in the…