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Stop the Orbital and Rail Corridor Action Group (STORC) Protest 7 August NSW

Western Sydney residents are up in arms about having an urban rail line, a freight rail line and a mega motorway through their communities and bushland. Hundreds will be protesting 6.30 pm Thursday 7 August, 2014, at the St Marys Community Centre, St Marys, NSW, Cnr Mamre Rd & Great Western Hwy., where Transport for NSW and Tanya Davies the local Liberal MP have reluctantly agreed to hold an extraordinary community consultation drop in session. They want to know what we think of their plan so we intend to let them know loud and clear: 'We don't like it'.

NSW Government licences Lend Lease to remove all Emus from former ADI Site at Penrith

The people of Western Sydney have been betrayed by the NSW Government after it was revealed (see bottom of page) they issued Lend Lease a licence that will allow the removal of all the Emus from the controversial former ADI Site. Despite years of protests by locals and their supporters further afield (see ADI site history on candobetter.net ), the 1535 hectare former Australian Defence Industries Site is now owned by Lend Lease which is developing 5400 houses. 900 hectares of the site, the future home of the Emus and Kangaroos, is meant to become a Regional Park.

Wild dogs attack kangaroos at Lend Lease development in Penrith

What have Penrith Council done to address wild dog problem at the old ADI Site, where environmentalists attempted to resist Lend Lease clearing of wildlife rich, rare Cumberland Woodlands for years? Kangaroos killed by wild dogs metres from new houses at Jordan Springs. Lend Lease have been licenced by the NSW Environment Minister to manage the remnant Kangaroo population which is now contained within the proposed 900 ha Wianamatta Regional Park.

Media needs to front Fiona Scott and Tony Abbott about comments boat people cause traffic congestion

Geoff Brown the Stable Population Party candidate for the marginal seat of Lindsay is calling on the media "to challenge Fiona Scott and Tony Abbott about comments made on Four Corners last night by Ms Scott, the Lindsay candidate for the Liberal Party, that the traffic congestion plaguing the people of Lindsay is caused by 50,000 boat people." In the light of criticisms of Bob Katter for demographic ignorance, the silence on the same ignorance in the major parties is deafening.

Geoff Brown, Stable Population Party candidate fights to conserve woodlands - Seat of Lindsay, NSW

Labor MP David Bradbury must correct error riddled conservation funding announcement (NSW), says Geoff Brown, Stable Population Party candidate. Mr Brown, who is a New South Wales natural conservation activist, has long fought to retain Cumberland plain woodland against attempts by governments to allow it to be destroyed for massive suburban developments. He believes now that the ALP has tried to take credit for his concept of the Cumberland Conservation Corridor. Geoff is running as a candidate for the Stable Population Party.

Growth Centres disaster go ahead by Tony Burke, but Fed Gov saves some bush from O'Farrell Government

22nd September signs that Tony Burke is listening. WSCA had been lobbying Tony Burke for nearly two years to ensure guarantees in place that all of the promised $530 million conservation fund be spent within Western Sydney to protect bushland remnants promised as offsets.

Sydney Growth Centers on-course for environmental disaster, but Burke promises future off-sets

ADI Site - Robyn Parker - misleading parliamentary committee answers

Robyn Parker, the NSW Environment Minister, was recently before a Parliamentary Committee on the Environment and asked questions by Labors Luke Foley about the Liberal Nationals reneging on an election commitment to conserve an additional 100 ha of the ADI Site.

The costs are so light, it makes crime profitable in Penrith, NSW

Cumberland Plain Woodland is critically endangered. For the illegal clearing of about 3 hectares Penrith Council deemed that a fine of $1500 was an appropriate penalty. Council ten years ago took a landowner to Court and they were fined $70,000 for clearing 3 hectares of River Flat Forest which is classified as endangered, a lesser category than critically endangered.

Will NSW Lib, Brad Hazzard, honour his committment to saving another 100 hectares of critically endangered bushland?

Brad Hazzard tells protesters at Liberal launch he's committed to saving another 100 hectares of critically endangered bushland at ADI Site. Lend Lease would be slugged $100 million in lost revenue. "Whilst Mr Hazzard says to our face he is committed to the 100 hectares at ADI our fear is the Lib/Nats will try to squirm out of this major conservation promise. It appears they may be already looking for a legal loophole to argue their hands are tied. Brad Hazzard has the law on his side to save this bushland so there is no point delaying a formal announcement." (Geoff Brown, West Sydney Conservation Alliance)

ADI Site - Bulldozing of rare bushland signals the beginning of the end

Vandals prevail in New South Wales, reducing to rubble the equivalent of nature's great monasteries and old churches, for short term gain by a tiny tyrannical minority. This scourge is led for the profit of Delfin Developments, against democracy and the local people who love their living landscape.

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