Category Archive: Current Campaigns

Save Our Shire

Save Our Shire is a group of Sutherland Shire residents concerned about excessive rezoning proposals in Sutherland Shire Council’s new SSLEP 2015. It includes representatives from Precinct Residents Associations across the Shire and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. For more information see Save Our Shire Facebook page

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Sutherland-Cronulla Active Transport Link

Imagine a safe, direct off-road bike and walking path from Sutherland to Cronulla! It’s getting closer… but it needs your help. Please take a minute to tick the boxes on our neat submission form and let the government know what we really need. Then SHARE. Thanks. SSEC has been campaigning for a shared path between …

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Sutherland Climate Action Network

Sutherland Climate Action Network (Sutherland CAN, or SCAN) is a group of Sutherland Shire residents deeply concerned about the threat climate change poses to our world, and to the future faced by our children and grandchildren. We formed in 2007 to help raise awareness and promote action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our area …

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Save Spring Gully

The Spring Gully Protection Group (a sub-committee of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre) is working to protect 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of pristine bushland in Spring Gully, Bundeena, on the southern outskirts of Sydney. The property, formerly known as the “Boy Scouts’ Camp” borders the Royal National Park – the second oldest national park in the …

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As Nature and Humanity DISCONNECT…

a Disaster Unfolds Unanswered! — and how Pope Francis has startled the world Today we are living in the midst of The Big Metropolitan Boom – which means that two-thirds of humanity’s seven billion people will soon be living (by 2030) in cities that are mostly walled-off from the natural world… It’s a growing disconnect …

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Sandmining

Sandmining on the Kurnell Peninsula has changed the landscape of Kurnell dramatically. The following extracts from Kurnell: Birthplace of Modern Australia by Daphne Salt reveals just how the transformation of the dunes came about following European settlement: “According to the handwritten 1868 Sutherland Estate Report, Kurnell at that time was still mostly virgin land covered …

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Oceans and beaches

Sutherland Shire is blessed with many beautiful beaches and swimming spots, from the Cronulla coastline, Royal National Park, secluded swimming holes, ocean baths and public pools. Sadly, these places that we all enjoy so much, are constantly under threat, from pollution, inappropriate development, over-use. The oceans, beaches and estuaries of New South Wales are home …

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Towra Point

Towra Point Nature Resevere comprises 286.4ha of on Towra Peninsula and Weeney Bay, on  the forshores of Quibray Bay at Kurnell. It is a major breeding, feeding and roosting site for threatened bird species. 34 migratory bird species have been recorded using the Reserve including the Japanese Snipe. Three Aboriginal sites have been recorded within …

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Port Hacking and the Hacking River

The Hacking River, with a length of 42 km from its most distant source (2 km west of Stanwell Tops) to Port Hacking Point, drains an area largely occupied by the Royal National Park to the south and the suburbs of the Sutherland Shire to the north. Port Hacking proper is the estuary from the …

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