Urban Sustainability

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The environmental footprint of a city is enormous - many times bigger than its physical size.  Cities are a drain on resources, they create pollution which extends over vast areas, and without careful management they degrade and often destroy biodiversity. 

City residents are entitled to a healthy environment in which to live. TEC is campaigning for sustainable cities with clean air, improved public transport, protected parklands and bushland, sustainable water use, and binding environmental principles on developers.

NSW govt WIC Act amendments

 

Briefing Note: Water Industry Competition Act Review –

Dropping the ball on recycling and a stalking horse for privatization?

The NSW Government has released a position paper on the review of urban water regulations including the Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (WICA). A key objective of WICA was to ease pressure on drinking water supplies by promoting the development of alternative sources of water such as recycling and stormwater harvesting.

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URBAN SPRAWL SPOILS OUR AIR

 

NSW's rampant urban sprawl has produced dirty air that is exposing millions of people to adverse health impacts and it could get worse if the state's new planning system panders to developers, TEC said today releasing a briefing paper.

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WYONG LEP: A DEVELOPER’S BANQUET

 

The draft Wyong Shire Local Environment Plan is an environmental disaster that gives free rein to developers to trash the Shire’s environmental heritage. It should be scrapped, the Total Environment Centre (TEC) warned today.

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Green buildings are gold

 

 

While prestigious new office buildings are achieving 6 star energy ratings, city landlords of existing lower grade buildings can also green their office buildings to boost the value of their assets, said Total Environment Centre today.

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