Alex Colley OAMNote: Wonderful tributes to Alex from the Colong Foundation and the Sydney Bush Walkers are attached below.
Posted: 10 February 2014
Sonia Bennett is a singer, songwriter, artist and bush regenerator. She points out that it is easier and less costly to look after healthy, protected bushland that to fix it after it has been damaged or destroyed.
Posted: 4 February 2014
Please write a submission on the draft Blue Mountains draft LEP, 2013 before Wednesday 5th March 2014 The Blue Mountains City Council is required by the NSW Government to make a new town plan that complies with its state-wide ‘one-size-fits-all’ planning template. Please write and support the draft Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan, 2013 [dLEP 2013]. Without your support, the NSW Government will wind back environment protection and allow over development of the Blue Mountains.
Posted: 16 August 2013
Local scientist, musician and photographer extraordinaire, Wyn Jones, gave a presentation at the National Landscapes Forum last month. Wyn writes of his love for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, its wildlife and wilderness. Wyn is a great advocate for nature conservation and this is his story.
Posted: 19 July 2013
Jim Somerville recently resigned from the Colong Foundation Board of Directors and Tom Widdup, one of our younger Board members wrote to Jim saying that 'there can be no substitute for the sustained focus that Jim and his contemporaries have brought to the vexed arena of conservation politics. I am honored to have worked alongside Jim and he is the kind of man I will be telling my children and grandchildren about when they ask me why I am a proud greenie.'
Posted: 2 November 2012
Infrastructure NSW has proposed that the O’Farrell Government immediately restart the proposal to raise Warragamba Dam wall by 23 metres that was rejected back in 1995.
Posted: 21 September 2012
Wilderness, tourism and national parks: taking stock and looking aheadUniversity of Technology, Sydney, 21-23 September 2012Conference papers and power point presentations
Posted: 5 September 2012
The proposals for a new NSW planning scheme contained in the in the Green Paper are deeply disturbing. These proposals would bring about a significant reduction in environmental protection, public participation in decision making and access to the courts. Community and conservation activists should not wait till these proposals are fleshed out but object to the general thrust of the proposed deregulation plan now.
Posted: 15 August 2012
This excellent video of dramatic images by Ian Brown and others (see below) that Karen McLaughlin has put to original new music by the noted composer Amanda Handel, with the assistance of the composer. Special thanks to those who generously donated their images for this video: Andrew Valja, Rob Baigent, Judith Bennett, Ian Brown, Julie Flavell, Chris Jonkers, John Harris, Akos Lumnitzer, Julian Robinson, Sonja Ross and L & M Turton, Julie Favell and Chris Jonkers.