West Menai (Heathcote Ridge) development

In December 2012, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council announced their desire to rezone 865-hectare of land for new homes, employment and conservation in the West Menai area in the Sutherland Shire. The Land Council proposes to develop 2,700 new homes, 70 hectares of employment land and 514 hectares of conservation…

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University of Wollongong Scholarship

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre provides an annual scholarship for honours students of the University of Wollongong. The scholarship (currently valued at $2500) offers support to Honours students who are committed to environmental issues impacting the Sutherland Shire. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and reward to any…

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Sutherland-Cronulla Active Transport Link

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre has been campaigning for a shared path between Sutherland and Cronulla since 2006. We originally suggested that the path be constructed as part of the Cronulla Rail Duplication project. Since that time we have continued to work to achieve this badly need infrastructure for Shire residents….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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