NCC Regional Conference 2021

The NCC Regional Conference was held on Saturday 22nd May at Batemans Bay. “The Nature Conservation Council (NCC) is a movement of passionate people who want nature in NSW to thrive. The Council represents more than 150 organisations and thousands of people who share this vision. Together, this makes a […]

Wollar Solar Community Information

ACCESS ROAD CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN The next stage of construction for Wollar Solar farm will start in May. This involves construction of an access road from the upgraded Barigan Road to the site of the solar farm. The road will be used during construction of the solar farm and new substation. The new road will be around 1.5km long and should take two to three […]

Tallawang Solar Farm and Barneys Reef Wind Farm

EXTRACT FROM ‘RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS’ WEBSITE: http://www.barneysreef-renewableenergy.com/# “RES (Renewable Energy Systems) Australia introduces two renewable energy projects proposed in the Central West region of NSW. The Projects are located adjacent to each other, within the Mid-West Regional Council area and the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ). This zone is […]

Climate Kelpies to the rescue

How much do you really understand about the ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation), the IOD (Indian Ocean Dipole, also known as Indy), and the Sub-tropical Ridge? A fun, easy-to-follow explanation of these terms (and a few others, that are often used in long-range forecasts) has been developed. The website Climate Kelpie has […]

Gas-led recovery leaves farmers high and dry: new report

Australian farmers, and the communities where they live, face negative environmental, economic and social consequences if the Federal Government’s plans for a ‘gas-led recovery’ go ahead, new analysis commissioned by Farmers for Climate Action has found. The briefing paper, written by the Australian Farm Institute, found that while gas expansion could worsen climate […]

Huge legal win sees greenfield Bylong Coal Project refusal upheld

This exciting news and the background story (copied below) is from the website of the Environmental Defenders Office. https://www.edo.org.au/2020/12/18/bylong-valley-coal-mine/ “In a historic win, the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) – represented by the Environmental Defenders Office – has successfully defended the Independent Planning Commission’s (IPC) refusal to approve a brand new coal mine on prime agricultural land in the Bylong […]