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Biosecurity Legislation Forum

Greater Sydney Landcare Network will be holding an information event outlining the Biodiversity Legislation reforms and the implications they will have to our conservation related work in the Greater Sydney area.

There will be at least one representative from the Environmental Defenders Office present, and we are currently liaising with other well informed professionals representative of the Sydney Region to be a part of a panel of experts able to address your concerns.


It has come to our attention that there is not an adequate number of information events associated with these reforms and we are taking the task of informing you – and providing a submission – very seriously. As a result we would ask that you keep in mind our upcoming Forum and read relevant background information before the day if you intend to attend. Questions can be sent to Elisha or myself to prepare the panel beforehand – or you can ask those questions on the day. Additionally, you can email us any comments you may have and we will add them to our collective submission, should you be unavailable to attend.

What concerns you about the reforms – what can you tell us about it? Are there any other forums about the changes in legislation that you know about? Any input will make our submission that much better and hopefully more receptive to the State.

It is critical that we have our say on these legislative changes as they will impact on all of us and the beautiful environment we are trying to conserve, protect and preserve. I have included links providing some background information for you on the Biodiversity Legislation reforms. Our contacts are below, should you wish to contact us for any reason.

For further information below are the flyers that have full information.


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Elisha Duxbury and Xuela Sledge
Local Landcare Coordinators

Workshop on Blue Mountains’ Arboreal Mammals

Mountain Brushtail at Mt Irvine photo by Peter Smith

Mountain Brushtail at Mt Irvine photo by Peter Smith

Renowned local ecologists Judy and Peter Smith are inviting you to attend an evening workshop on the arboreal mammals of the Blue Mountains Local Government Area.

Come along if you would like to learn more about the night life of the Blue Mountains – what gliders, possums, quolls and koalas are out and about at night, how to identify them, listen to their calls, find out where they live, and how to find them.

Judy and Peter will also present results of a recent study they have undertaken, thanks to a 25th Anniversary Landcare Grant, investigating how these arboreal mammals are faring in the Blue Mountains.

When: 7:00 – 9:00 pm  Thursday 16 June 2016.

Where: Santa Maria Centre Hall, Lawson (253 Great Western Highway, Lawson, between Somers St and Kitchener Road, next door to Our Lady of the Nativity Church).

Cost: Free! Tea and coffee provided.

If you would like to come please RSVP to Judy and Peter smitheco@ozemail.com.au

Jamison Creek Catchment Working Group

This newly formed catchment group are meeting to to explore the environmental issues impacting on the Jamison Creek ecosystems and to implement strategies to improve the overall catchment health. The group will be meeting monthly for the set up phase of the group. Meet in Blue Mountains Council Administration building foyer 2.50 pm for a 3pm start.

Contact Lachlan Garland to express your interest to come along.