Mudgee District Environment Group
The Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) is based in the Mid-Western Region local government area of NSW, within the central tablelands on the Great Dividing Range. We acknowledge that we are on land that always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We recognise the Wiradjuri people as the Traditional Custodians, and take this opportunity to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
MDEG began meeting in 1989 to highlight global issues like climate change, deforestation and recycling under the theme ‘think globally, act locally’. Our activities have included membership of Council committees, taking part in biodiversity surveys, bush regeneration, tree planting, public meetings, information stalls and supporting national and state environmental campaigns. More recently we’ve focused on the environmental and social impacts of expanding coal mines and the need to protect areas like The Great Dripping Wall from subsidence from adjacent mines. MDEG’s current focus is on promoting renewable energy. Read more about MDEG.
We welcome new members to join in our current activities aiming specifically to make Mudgee more sustainable. Our members perform a wide range of activities so no matter what your experience is there will be some way you can contribute. If you are interested in joining please see our membership page.
NSW Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Act 2023
In late November 2023 the NSW Government passed new legislation to better manage carbon emissions into the future. MDEG looks forward to more effective action on climate change
More information here.
The Act legislates:
- guiding principles for action to address climate change that consider the impacts, opportunities and need for action in NSW
- emissions reduction targets for NSW:
- 50% reduction on 2005 levels by 2030
- 70% reduction on 2005 levels by 2035
- Net zero by 2050.
- an objective for NSW to be more resilient to a changing climate
- establishing an independent, expert Net Zero Commission to monitor, review, report on and advise on progress towards these targets.
Next steps include:
- establishing the independent Net Zero Commission in the first half of 2024
- beginning the consultation process on regulations under the Act in early 2024, including considering effective policy levers and a whole-of-government approach to meet our targets.
We need you!
MDEG needs your help to achieve its goals
The Mudgee District Environment Group performs a range of activities in the region. These activities are based on its aims an fall under the following special focus areas:
- Biodiversity - Ecology, threatened species survival, bush regeneration.
- Energy - Renewable energy and energy efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
- Mining - Mining impacts, proposals and policies, best practice, contribution to global warming.
- Water - Water use and efficiency in households, business, industry and the community.
The Adams Lead reserve is a Box Gum Grassy Woodland located just outside Gulgong which is managed by Friends of Adams Lead.
In late November 2023 the NSW Government passed new legislation to better manage carbon emissions into the future. MDEG looks forward to more effective action on climate change More information here. The Act legislates: guiding principles for action to address climate change that consider the impacts, opportunities and need for […]
Mudgee District Environment Group (MDEG) and Rylstone District Environment Society (RDES) are inviting you to a free, community picnic on Saturday, October 21, to celebrate the great Australian outdoors. The picnic will be held at the peaceful Putta Bucca Wetlands, 10.30am-1.30pm. BYO everything. All welcome! “Taking time out to sit […]
The Mudgee District Environment Group works with, and supports, a variety of organisations which share similar aims and goals.