CEC Coordinators Report

Thank you to all the CEC volunteers, members and supporters for ensuring CEC continues to represent the Tweed. A year to remember with the changes due to Covid constraints. Despite having to close the shop for several months and restrict meetings and other activities CEC has managed a successful year being involved in environmental activities,…

NEFA Weekly Forest News: Forest Media 6

We did well with our Kill the Bill demonstrations, with good stories on Prime and NBN, though the National Party’s standard response is that we are ignorant and misguided. Bangalow Koalas also organised a successful event with 50 kids from the Byron Community Primary School. The hypocrisy of Gladys granting 0.06 ha to the Port…

Legal Protections For Australian Native Forests Are Being Removed

The Lib/Nat Political Party has control of NSW State Government Lawmaking. Laws have been changed to remove the last of the protections for native forests. The Destruction of Australia’s Native Forests is now Law. Biomass contracts have been signed for delivery of Australia’s native forests as furnace fuel to European ex-coal-fired power plants. The law…

Hi friends, …

Hi friends,  we have a few weeks to try to influence the NSW parliament to defeat the walk-back of koala protection being proposed by the National Party by their LLS Amendment Bill which is in reality the removal of any meaningful protection for koalas and the critters that co-habitate our forests. The media has run…

Thunberg and Attenborough at the Regent!

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta — a shy student with Asperger’s — in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global…

Caldera Environment Centre Newsletter September 2020

Shop/resource centre Our shop/resource centre had a makeover this financial year, with fresh paint and new stock. We were closed over the Covid-19 lockdown for about 6 weeks. Upon re-opening we are going very well, with lots of support from our community. We now have EFTPOS for our customers’ convenience. We have alsoincreased our selection of beautiful…

[nefanews] Forest Media 2 October 2020

Forest Media 2 October 2020 While the fires diminished wildlife and timber the Nationals over rid plans to protect unburnt habitat and insisted on logging regardless. Feds visit Brandy Hill quarry where 52 ha Koala Habitat is to be cleared, meanwhile 5,500 ha was approved for clearing in Queensland. The Coaltion has done a secret…

Video showing the ongoing destruction of State Forests

Koalas are in the middle of a logging operation in the Lower Bucca State Forest on the NSW North Coast. “I went to Lower Bucca State Forest because I knew this was happening and I believe if people see this, they’ll do what they can to help keep koalas safe.” The bushfires burnt over 2…

NEFA are asking people to email or phone the offices of north coast National Party representatives to protest their attempts to remove protections for Koala Forests

The North East Forest Alliance is calling on people who want core Koala habitat to be identified and protected from logging to contact the Liberal Party and encourage them to resist National Party bullying. The Koala State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) was introduced by the coalition in 1995, with the then National Party member for…

Big Scrub Landcare online event will focus on the recent bushfires in and around Nightcap National Park and their impact on our Gondwana and lowland subtropical rainforests in north east NSW:

Sun, Sept. 20 6:00pm: ‘Saving our Rainforests from Fire’ – Expert panel discussion Big Scrub Landcare invite the community to listen to experts who were involved in fighting the fires and assessing their impacts on the Nightcap discuss these critically important issues in two online panel discussions, facilitated by Kerry O’Brien and Mick O’Regan. This…

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.…

Day of Action to Save our Koalas

On a Day of Action to Save our Koalas, August 16th, individuals and community groups across NSW organised small ‘pop-up protests’ and virtual actions to attempt to cause nsw.gov to act now to implement the recomendations of the NSW Govt. Inquiry Report: ‘Koala Populations and Habitat in New South Wales’. Tweed representatives took the day of…

EPBC Act Review Condems EPBC Act

“… the EPBC Act does not position the Commonwealth to protect the environment, … it is not fit to manage current or future environmental challenges.” “Australia’s natural environment and iconic places are in an overall state of decline and are under increasing threat. The current environmental trajectory is unsustainable. ‘The EPBC Act is ineffective. It…

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 45km 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…

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…