Illawarra escarpment’

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Be on the lookout for deer as rutting season gets underway

  RESIDENTS are being warned to be on the look out for deer as the pest species’ rutting season gets underway. Each year during the rutting season – generally between May and August – the visibility of deer increases as they move down from the escarpment and into urban areas, as the stags compete for … Continue reading

Protest group brings their mining concerns to Cataract Dam

OVER 40 people visited Cataract Dam on Sunday to raise concern over what they claim is mining-related damage in the surrounding water catchment. The convoy, organised by Protect Our Water Alliance (POWA), comes as two coal mines, Russell Vale Colliery and Mt Kembla’s Dendrobium, seek NSW State Government approval for expansions, despite mounting community concern … Continue reading

Push to protect Illawarra escarpment

  REPRESENTATIVES from over 20 organisations and community groups joined forces this morning to announce their shared commitment towards the future protection of one of the region’s most defining natural landscapes – the Illawarra Escarpment. The newly formed Illawarra Escarpment Alliance (EscA) seeks to continue the tradition of citizens and communities protecting the Illawarra Escarpment … Continue reading

Labor promises $5M investment in escarpment walking tracks

WALKING tracks through the Illawarra escarpment will receive a $5 million investment if Labor is elected to government at the March 23 State poll. Shadow Minister for the Illawarra and Keira MP, Ryan Park has announced a commitment by Labor to create a new link between the Coast Walk in the Royal National Park and … Continue reading

Government opens door to Illawarra escarpment coal seam gas mining

IN the wake of the NSW Government’s Strategic Regional Land Use Policy, comes an offer to renew 22 of the state’s coal seam gas (CSG) exploration licences, including four in the Illawarra. The licences cover more than five million hectares in NSW, including in areas of the Illawarra escarpment’s water catchment area. The freeze on … Continue reading

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