Rural Lands Strategy Update from the Nature Coast Alliance

UPDATE ON THE RURAL LANDS STRATEGY/PLANNING PROPOSAL OCTOBER 2018

Most of you will be aware that Eurobodalla Shire Council adopted the Rural Lands Planning Proposal on 28 August 2018 as exhibited with only very minor changes.

Our monitoring suggests some 1100 submissions were received by Council by 28 August 2018. Of these, around 1000 objected strongly to the Planning Proposal and called for its withdrawal for an expert community review including by the NSW State Agencies which Continue reading

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UPDATE ON THE RURAL LANDS STRATEGY/PLANNING PROPOSAL OCTOBER 2018

Most of you will be aware that Eurobodalla Shire Council adopted the Rural Lands Planning Proposal on 28 August 2018 as exhibited with only very minor changes.

Our monitoring suggests some 1100 submissions were received by Council by 28 August 2018. Of these, around 1000 objected strongly to the Planning Proposal and called for its withdrawal for an expert community review including by the NSW State Agencies which have raised significant concerns. Some 14 community and conservation organisations registered their concerns and objections as well as five State Agencies. There are less than 50 submissions supporting the Proposal.

Whilst Council refused to withdraw or fundamentally amend the Proposal, the issue is not settled as the Mayor would have the community believe. The Proposal now goes to the Department of Planning for review prior to a decision by the Minister of Planning. The Alliance has met with the Regional Office of the Department which will carry out the review. We followed this up with a letter to the Department about our many concerns.

We are continuing the campaign against the Proposal and the next step is to get many letters signed and sent to Andrew Constance, MP for Bega. The Nature Coast Alliance is meeting with Mr Constance on 19 October. We ask community groups to network to their members and to write on behalf of your group as appropriate. This could make an important difference . So far over 500 letters have been signed.

Can you help with any of the following tasks:-

* Letterboxing Broulee, Tomakin and Mossy Point for a public meeting 18 November 2018.
* Regularly sending letters to local media editors, based on suggestions from the Alliance.
* Making contact with nature based businesses including nature based tourism, accommodation or recreation, the oyster industry or recreational fishing to encourage them to lobby the NSW Government.

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OEH response to Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal June 2018

“The Office of Environment and Heritage has reviewed your latest planning proposal resulting from the Rural Lands Study. Given that none of the changes that we suggested in our 2016 submission on this planning proposal have been adopted, we still retain a number of objections to the proposal.”

OEH response to Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal June 2018 (305KB .pdf)

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Ask the NSW Premier to end logging in state forests

Here’s a link to a page of the National Parks Association website, urging people and assisting them to send an email to Gladys Berejiklian urging her not to endorse the renewal of the Regional Forest Agreements, abandon radical changes to NSW logging laws, create the Great Koala National Park and commit to a just transition out of public native forest logging.

Please click through and have your say.

https://npa-nsw.good.do/endlogging/email-the-premier/

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Rural Land Services SE Submission to ESC re RLS – June 2018

Local Land Services SE submission re RLS June 2018 (106KB .pdf)

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NSW Rural Fire Service Letters to ESC re Rural Lands Strategy 2015, 2016, 2018

RFS RLS PP Response 28 June 2018 (5MB .pdf)

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Department of Primary Industries Submission to ESC re Rural Lands Strategy – June 22nd 2018

DPI Fisheries – Rural Lands Strategy Response – 22 June 2018 (111KB .pdf)

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Presentation to Council – Rural Lands Strategy – August 14th 2018

Presentation to Council Tues 14 Aug 2018 (67KB .pdf)

This presentation to Eurobodalla Shire Council was made by Reina Hill (Vice President of Coastwatchers) on Tuesday August 14th 2018 in support of Councillor Mayne’s motion that council defer voting on the Draft Rural Lands Strategy, and that Councillors and Council staff meet with the relevant NSW Government Departments that are objecting to the Strategy, to try and satisfy their objections.

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CW Submission – Integrated Forestry Operations Agreements – July 12th 2018

The NSW government has recently announced its intention to drastically weaken the logging rules (Integrated Forestry Operations Approval—IFOA) to remove numerous protections for NSW’s threatened species, koalas, old growth & rainforest and waterways.

Coastwatchers IFOA remake submission with covering letter. (80KB .pdf)

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IFOA Submission by SERCA, GSF & NPA – July 13th 2018

Submission to Environment Protection Authority from South East Region Conservation Alliance, the Great Southern Forest and the National Parks Association Far South Coast Branch, July 13th 2018.

IFOA submission – SERCA, GSF, NPA – July 13 2018 (662KB .pdf)

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