Established by trailblazers of the Australian environment movement in 1972, Total Environment Centre has worked with Australian communities on more than 100 victorious campaigns - defending parks and bushland in rural and urban areas, driving debate, advocating for pure air and water, supporting positive change in business and industry, and encouraging better environmental policy.
Our key achievements from over 100 wins include:
ALP KOALA PROMISE: KOALAS WILL BE SAFER, FASTER
This weekend's ALP’s policy to fast track the Georges River Koala National Park fixes a fundamental flaw in the government’s plan for western Sydney bushland. According to Jeff Angel, our Executive Director, "The NSW government’s Cumberland Plain Plan exposed critical Koala woodland and forest to the threat of clearing for the next several decades." A wide range of environment and community groups have called for environment protection first, and later consideration of development. He states that "If you leave bushland in the twilight zone, inevitably developers will lobby to fast track its destruction for private gain.’’
2023 Sydney Basin Koala Campaign
KEY INDEPENDENT BACKS OUR ELECTION AGENDA
KOALA VOTES IN NSW
Coastal Development Crisis – government should step in
NSW ELECTION: TEC LAUNCHES SYDNEY BASIN KOALA POLICY
Voters living in the region from the Shoalhaven to Western Sydney to the Hunter and Port Stephens should know what the political parties and independent candidates are going to do, to save our neighbouring Koala colonies from extinction after decades of legislative failure.
CROSS VOTER SUPPORT FOR KOALA PROTECTION
With the NSW State Election only a few months away, a YouGov survey has revealed strong support across party lines for improved protection of Koalas. 89% of Labor and 78% of Coalition voters in NSW want Koala habitat in NSW protected.
The clear message is that political parties need to have credible policies so that public and private bushland that are koala habitats are protected from development such as housing, mining, and logging. This is the case whether you live in Sydney or regional areas. We’ll be closely assessing the upcoming policies.