Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Traffic changes, Epping

It is proposed to ban right turns off Langston Place onto Epping Rd, to ease the queue of cars over the Epping railway bridge waiting to turn right onto Blaxland Rd.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Biodiversity Officer made to resign

The Biodiversity Conservation Officer at the Newcastle Office has been asked to resign because of his concerns about the ability of the OEH as a regulator to achieve positive outcomes.  The introduction to his letter of resignation includes this:

"The Mining SEPP makes a mockery of a transparent and ecologically sustainable planning process. It should also be concerning to the people of NSW, as it is to me, that the Department of Planning and OEH itself has been captured in the big coal and gas rush by promoting policies which will guarantee further losses of biodiversity, a situation which is not consistent with international or national environmental obligations."