Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

2020 Media Releases

Today Centennial Coal placed on public exhibition a revised plan for the Angus Place mine north of Lithgow. The proposal seeks to mine coal more intensively than previously at its Springvale mine.  The mine project covers an enormous area - 10,551ha of Newnes State Forest and Centennial Coal is seeking a consent to mine coal until 2053.
Posted: 18 March 2020
The Colong Foundation for Wilderness welcomes this morning’s announcement by NSW Environment Minister, Matt Kean, detailing the removal of all feral horses from the three “most critically sensitive” areas of Kosciuszko National Park[1].
Posted: 19 February 2020
An aerial culling program in Guy FawkesNational Park that began today is required to overlook this park’s huge feral horse problem.  Horse numbers have exploded since the 2000 aerial cull and there displaced the other herbivores i
Posted: 17 February 2020
- no deals or cover ups - The Colong Foundation for Wilderness supports the Premier’s independent review of the 2019-2020 fires.  The inquiry must look at all aspects: preparation, response and recovery.  The inquiry’s comprehensive terms of reference# must not be white-anted to hide embarrassing facts or push agendas. “We need to work out how to manage the increased fire risks created by human-induced climate change, Keith Muir, director of the Colong Foundation said.  
Posted: 4 February 2020
Post-fire recovery planning will bring nature back from the brink The Colong Foundation for Wilderness welcomed the announcement by Energy and Environment Minister, Matt Kean, to undertake “the biggest pest campaign program ever” to help our wildlife recover from the most extensive fire event that NSW has experienced.
Posted: 21 January 2020
The Colong Foundation welcomes the decision by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to reject FlyBlue’s lease bid over Katoomba Airfield that would have established helicopter tourism over the World Heritage Area.
Posted: 13 January 2020