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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Speaking 4 the Planet

Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) is a public speaking and drama competition run in secondary schools to recognise and celebrate World Environment Day, a day which is endorsed and supported by the United Nations Environment Program. World Environment Day is 5 June, and each year, the UN designates a theme…

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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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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

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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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…

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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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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…

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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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