Anger at Proposed Changes to Foreshore Controls

Read submissions and St George and Sutherland Leader on concerns of community on proposed changes to foreshore controls contained in Georges River Council’s draft Local Environmental

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Harry Burkitt – Give a Dam

Harry Burkitt, from community group ‘Give a Dam’ discussed the NSW Government’s controversial plan to raise the height of the Warragamba dam. This is likely to have a significant impacts on threatened species in the Blue Mountains as well as potentially put the Blue Mountains in danger of losing its UNESCO

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OFF Submission On Georges River LEP

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE 31 May. OFF Committee members have prepared some preliminary comments on Planning Proposal Draft LEP2020 (Reference SF20/881). We hope this will help you with your own submission to

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Long Wall Mining in Sydney Water Catchment

Aquatic Ecology Specialist Catherine Cunningham from Sydney Water shared her knowledge of longwall mining within Sydney’s water catchment

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COVID -19 CRISIS

We hope you are all well and are able to deal with the difficulties of daily living during the current serious and restrictive COVID -19 situation. The speed with which it has developed has caused our whole nation to change and change rapidly. An update from our President on how OFF is

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New Committee and Program for 2020

Welcome to the newly elected OFF Committee for 2020 and the society has organised  another exciting year of speakers and walks for

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Trip to Capertee National Park

Over the last weekend in September, OFF members booked out the
Homestead and Cottage in Capertee National Park in what is becoming an
annual event. Deb Andrew led the group on several walks in the hope of
spotting the elusive regent honeyeater. Sadly, it was not to be

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Waterfall to Heathcote via Uloola Pools, Royal NP, wildflowers

On Saturday 31 August 2019, 11 OFF members enjoyed a spectacular and
scenic wildflower walk from Waterfall to Heathcote along the Uloola track via
Karloo Pools (11 km). Uloola walking track meanders through the picturesque
highlands of Royal National

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Yeramba Lagoon

OFF Walk to Yeramba Lagoon This month’s walk saw a change of pace with a fairly relaxed 1.8km walk around Yeramba Lagoon by 13 OFF members. The remediation work on the lagoon seems successful so far as the waters were mostly clear of the choking

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Regent Honeyeater on the Brink