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Faruqi’s voice for nature

BY MERRILL WITT Last year, at a meeting to discuss NSW’s dwindling koala population, the Greens Senator for NSW Dr Mehreen Faruqi explained that in the early 2000s she moved to the Port Macquarie area with her husband and two young children to become Manager of Natural Resources and Catchments for the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. […]

Smokescreens instead of filters

BY WENDY BACON A professor of respiratory medicine and a specialist doctor who has researched air pollution told the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into WestConnex last week that they do not accept NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ claim that unfiltered stacks are world’s best practice. The Inquiry has published hundreds of submissions from groups and residents […]

RMS thumbs its nose at NSW EPA

OPINION BY WENDY BACON NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has thumbed its nose at the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), NSW Health, City of Sydney, the Inner West Council and the authors of 13,000 submissions, nearly all objecting to the Stage 3 WestConnex interchanges and tunnels between St Peters, Haberfield and Rozelle. Last week, […]

Community crowd funding promises greener pastures

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR A new community garden project in Bondi is set to change the way the Bondi community sees food security and environmental sustainability. The initiative, created by environmental organisation Transition Bondi, aims to set up a community garden to promote food security. Head of Transition Bondi, Lance Lieber, told City Hub he thought […]

Clean-up order given after Caltex spill

Caltex has been issued a clean-up notice by the Environmental Protection Authority after an oil spill from a Caltex refinery in Botany Bay spread to nearby beaches last month. The clean-up notice requires Caltex to nominate “ecological practitioners” to analyse the extent of any pollution along the shores affected by the spill and monitor their […]