New governments have been elected in NSW and federally - creating new challenges - and in our experience, there are always opportunities. TEC has been working to protect the environment for 47 years – and we will continue the fight! What's on the agenda?
Ditch the jobs v environment slogan and get on with doing both
11 June 2019
It’s not a choice between jobs and the environment, but how to transition in a way that manages inevitable dislocation and also prevents ongoing, damaging and serious environmental impacts on present and future generations. This is the challenge for the new federal and NSW ministers for the environment and industry.
There’s quite a bit of soul searching about whether the recent federal election result reflected a lost climate election that caused significant damage to the global heating campaign; or is just a bump in the road. Climate change skeptics, cynics, anti-environment ideologues and opportunists are as one columnist said 'wagging their fingers' and telling us to get on with more coal fueled power stations; others are championing nuclear power.
The NSW ALP waste and recycling policy released today is a substantial set of commitments that will make a big difference to our recycling crisis and reduce plastic pollution, environment groups said today.
From the Strathfield Golf Club to the Waverly Bowling Club and right across Sydney our greens are being eaten up! These sporting greens may no longer be viable, but they can still be made available and improved as green spaces for Sydney residents, Total Environment Centre said today, noting overdevelopment is a potent state election issue.
The growing focus on urban parks and trees, so essential to Sydney’s liveability - with announcements by both political parties, was welcomed by Total Environment Centre, today. The urban park and tree massacre must stop, TEC said.
As the political parties battle for western Sydney seats with promises of new national koala parks - 20 environment and animal welfare groups have called on western Sydney state and federal MPs to take action to save Sydney’s koalas by ensuring Koala habitat and corridors are safeguarded before planned massive residential subdivisions.
Fearing a fresh assault on the Eastern Suburbs' tree canopy, over 100 residents of Bundock, Sturt, Avoca Streets and other nearby areas in Randwick were moved to gather last weekend despite a heat wave and desiccating wind.
Total Environment Centre gave provisional support today for the NSW state government’s recently announced $20 million private land purchase program which is intended to preserve critical koala habitat.