Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

The Colong Bulletin

In this edition:

  • A Tourism Plan to exploit the Blue Mountains
  • Burning plastics is worse than coal
  • Book Review - Repaying my debt: A conservationist's tale, Geoff Mosley
  • Thank you for your support
  • National Parks across Australia are being targeted for development
  • Protecting Barrington South's rivers and forests
  • Tale of two mines
  • Time to retire coal fired power plants
  • Featured Wilderness - Yengo
  • Monthly General meetings and AGM

​The Colong Foundation AGM will be held on April 27th, at 5.00pm in the Colong Office.


Please make a submission as an objection to the Blue Mountains draft tourism visitor destination plan: 

Take advantage of Blue Mountains City Council’s public comment and review process to stop this plan, to protect our vulnerable bushlands and national parks. Concerns regarding this plan are outlined in the Colong Foundation submission and the for more details see the draft Blue Mountains Destination Management Plan. Submissions will be received on the Council website till April 21st on the following link

Ask Blue Mountains City Council to:

  • Oppose the Destination Management Plan’s proposals in national parks, including built accommodation and intrusive infrastructure, such as large car parks and ‘wow-factor’ cantilevered lookouts;
  • Oppose ‘Game changer’ tourist over-development, particularly in bushland areas, including the proposal for an unnecessary ’internationally-branded’ 250 bed mega-resort and conference centre, an exclusive six hectare Destination Holiday Park and facilitating bus-based day tourism from Sydney; and
  • Support instead better funding, communication, promotion and integration of existing facilities and events that are compatible with the nature-focused vision of the Blue Mountains as a city within a World Heritage national park. 
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In this edition:

  • Just how good are the Gardens of Stone 2?
  • Fixing the Coxs River
  • Horse riding assault on protected wilderness
  • Dr Geoff Mosley - book launch and celebration
  • The Pilot - featured wilderness
  • Gardens of Stone Celebration: a stunning success
  • Southern Escarpment under threat again
  • Perisher Resort Deal stranded without a park bench, we hope!
  • Fairmont resort builds cabin without consent on the border with Blue Mountains National Park
  • Barrington, a well-loved, World Heritage listed, wilderness forest doughnut!
  • The exploits of the NSW Government
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In this edition:

  • You’re invited to our Gardens of Stone celebration!
  • Register today and win a $100 dinner at Rubyos in Newtown!
  • Celebration event program
  • Alex Colley Memorial Lecture
  • Plan to stop Springvale Mine polluting Sydney’s drinking water
  • Flooding wilderness, wild rivers and world heritage
  • A tropical wilderness
  • Wollangambe River clean-up
  • Kanangra to Katoomba Walk – Not for tourists or wilderness!
  • Don’t destroy the Gardens of Stone as you drive
  • Disappearing Thirlmere Lakes
  • Plan to stop feral horses degrading Kosciuszko National Park
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In this edition:

  • Giving Wilderness is due
  • The Baird Government's war against Nature
  • Pells report on coal mining and swamp damage
  • Kosciuszko National Park - the heat's on
  • Federal and NSW Governments approve National Park logging
  • Featured wilderness  ... Curracabundi
  • Book Review ... Wild Swimming
  • Thank you for your support
  • New Flora Reserves for the Far South Coast
  • No Western Sydney Airport ... campaign update
  • How Photography Can Save Wilderness
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In this edition:

  • Help 4nature protect the Coxs River
  • NCC Annual Conference 2015
  • Wilderness supporter survey
  • Western Sydney Airport proposal – polluting and unnecessary
  • The new Blue Mountains’ environmental plan
  • Mugii Murum-ban update
  • The Deua – Featured Wilderness
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Victoria drops 5% burning target
  • Animal property rights
  • Vale Joe Glascott (1931-2016)

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday April 18th at 5pm in the Colong office.

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In this edition:

  • Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area: management and mining madness
  • Who Burned the Warrumbungles?
  • In Focus Photographic Competition – Update
  • Please renew your support for 2016
  • Macleay Gorges – Featured Wilderness
  • Historic Bushwalking Maps by Myles Dunphy
  • On Track: Searching out the Bundian Way 

Note: Annual subscriptions fall due at the end of December, so now is a good time to renew your subscription for 2016.

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In this edition:

  • The Gardens of Stone finally getting attention (view exhibition gallery)
  • Horse riding in wilderness trial a debacle
  • Centennial Coal’s waste heap collapse and bushwalkers investigate
  • Crown land must remain in public hands
  • Threatened heritage subversion… Centennial Coal’s swamp scam
  • Burning Forests for ‘Dead Koala’ Power
  • Sports fields in Berowra Valley National Park
  • Myles Dunphy – ‘Bushwalker Extraordinaire’
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In this edition:

  • The Gardens of Stone: In Focus
  • Wollangambe River, fighting for its life
  • Changes to online membership
  • Wolgan Walk
  • Great Forest National Park
  • Coal industry moves goal posts and succeeds in scoring own goals
  • Tasmanian wilderness forever
  • Horseriding abuse of national parks and wilderness
  • Thirlmere Lakes – World Heritage in danger 
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In this edition:

  • The NSW Government’s environmental record
  • Thank you 2014 Donors
  • More than just talk, the NCC Annual Conference
  • Backfire in the bush, an update on fire management in NSW
  • Tasmanian Wilderness at Risk: A Call to Action
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Feral horses before conservation

Note: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to be held on Thursday April 23rd, 2015 at 5.00pm at the Colong Foundation Office.

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In this edition:

  • An adventure braided into a history
  • A history of the Blue Labyrinth
  • Early National Park Zoning Map Discovered
  • More plans to exploit parks
  • Please renew your support for 2015
  • Sydney's World Parks Congress
  • Combining Wilderness and World Heritage
  • It's Time

Please note: It's time for all our members, supporters and donors to renew their support and membership (only $30). If you can afford it, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

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