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NSW State Election 2023: Environmental Policy Scorecard
We have been advocating for a suite of policies to protect the environment, to the main parties and key independent candidates in the NSW State Election on 25 March 2023
NSW State Election: Koalas’ future at stake
With a large majority of voters supporting protection of Koala habitat and removing development threats, multiple parties and independents have endorsed crucial policies to ensure our iconic species does not go extinct.
KEY INDEPENDENT BACKS OUR ELECTION AGENDA
As part of our advocacy for Sydney Basin Koalas, our urban Green Spaces, and the fight against climate change - we have discussed these vital issues in all our meetings with NSW State Election Candidates, including key independent Alex Greenwich, (Sydney).
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.’’
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.
KOALA VOTES IN NSW
The first shot in the Koala election policy contest by the ALP is a welcome and major step. Jeff Angel, Total Environment Centre's Executive Director says, "We next look forward to hearing what the government will say because under current development policy and legal settings, Koalas are heading for extinction. Along with the Great Koala National Park in the north of the state, we also need a Sydney Koala Greenbelt."
Coastal Development Crisis – government should step in
Revelations that a wave of development along the coast threatens rare plant and animal species and will place residents in danger from fire and flood, are so alarming that the Perrottet government should call a moratorium on key sites. The successful campaign of Save Scotts Head
MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR BIGGER DRINK CONTAINER REFUND SCHEMES
Australians want more drink products such as wine and spirits in Australia’s container refund schemes by a very big majority.
ROYAL GOLF COURSE TREE MASSACRE
The result of court action announced today allows the destruction of almost 600 trees at the Royal Golf Course, in Rose Bay and is testament to failed tree protection policies at local and state government levels. As an organisation, we call for urgent Ministerial intervention.
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.
New Energy Housing Rules Won’t Redeem NSW Planning Minister
While the new energy saving rules for houses in NSW announced today fall into line with last Friday's agreement by the nation’s housing ministers, they won’t redeem the climate damaging stance of NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts.