Freeways to nowhere

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre always has and will continue to oppose the construction of a motorway through the Sutherland Shire. Such a development would not only be a waste of NSW taxpayer funds (we believe that good planning policies and public transport are a better response to increasing population), but…

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Bulk Buy 3 Registration, Prices and FAQ

This page contains details and frequently asked questions for Sunny Shire’s Rooftop Solar Bulk Buy 3, which started in early 2018. Our bulk buys 1 and 2 have seen over 45 households install solar during 2017/18, with a total capacity of over 520kW. These households are now enjoying significant reductions…

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A new community energy campaign

Sunny Shire is a new community energy campaign in the Sutherland Shire. We want to help the Sutherland Shire community get the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency such as cost savings, self-reliance, resilience and lower impact on our environment. How will we do this? We hope to kick…

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We can win this war on trees

Some of our Councillors are trying to pass a motion that will give open slather to tree removal across the Shire. They are saying that this is necessary because residents are unable to remove “dangerous” tree. This is simply not true. Sutherland Shire already has policies in its DCP to…

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Baird’s bad laws for nature

Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act. Read more. Any laws that replace the Native Vegetation…

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Coal Reality

Coal and CSG mining are destroying precious wetlands and damaging our drinking water catchment, as Stuart Khan showed a full house at our Coal Reality meeting last night. They’re also *losing* money as the world shifts to renewable energy, as Tim Buckley explained. Yet our governments still subsidise these old…

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