Protecting Wilderness and National Parks

Sweeping changes threaten native forests in NSW

The NCC advises that the NSW Government has proposed sweeping changes to the regulation of logging operations in our state forests. If these proposals become law, the proposed changes will:

  • place threatened native species in native forests at greater risk;
  • open large areas of state forest to clear felling and other forms of high intensity logging;
  • increase erosion and water pollution by allowing logging on very steep slopes. 

In a deeply disturbing move, the NSW Government has asked the Tasmanian Forest Practices Authority for advice on logging regulation. The Tasmanian logging industry is internationally notorious for clear felling and burning ancient native forests – their destructive logging practices have no place in New South Wales.

We need your help to protect our native forests and wildlife, but time is short. The deadline for public comment is this Wednesday, 9 April.

Please take action today by sending a message to the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Minister for the Environment. See the NCC submission guide below and also a submission from the Colong Foundation.