Southern Highlands Updates

Frensham Controversial Bush Cabins

Blog Frensham Controversial Bush Cabins Case in Land and Environment Court relisted for March 2022 Artist : Harold Cazneaux (New Zealand; Australia, b.1878, d.1953) How do we talk about Frensham? Watching Frensham School for girls tear itself apart over the controversial bush cabin development application involving destruction of 249 trees, platypus inhabited creek banks and …

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Open Letter to Frensham Board of Governors

Leading environment experts and leaders in the Southern Highlands are calling on the Frensham Board of Governors to abandon its DA for bush cabins in the critically endangered community in the Lower Holt.   Representative of Australian Wildlife Society, Wildlife carers, Bushcare groups, Wombatised, Birdlife Southern Highlands, WinZero and Australian Native Plants Society,  amongst others. signed an Open Letter addressed to the Frensham Board of Governors. Click here …

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Earl St Development

Objection to DA 21/2058 (5 Earl Street, Bowral, Strata Title Subdivision)  Background Mount Gibraltar is an iconic landmark of special significance and is also the highest point between Sydney and Canberra. Mount Gibraltar Reserve was listed on the State Heritage Register by the NSW Heritage Council in December 2013, for both its Endangered Ecological Communities and …

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ReGreening of the Wingecarribee River

By Lyndal Breen The more or less accidental building of the Buradoo to Berrima walking track opened up a substantial access along the river which has allowed both bush regeneration and also historical rediscoveries along the riverside.  Some history was close to being lost – my father, a keen local historian wrote in the 1980s …

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WinZero November Roundup

WinZero November Roundup Creating Awareness PechaKucha 2020 Congratulations to all the speakers at PechaKucha 2020 event at The Farm Club in Werai.  Especially our WinZero heroes Kirstine, Rob and Ian Hasslacher. More members signed up as a result!   Kirstine Lumb-McKay spoke about your self-sustainable  Life at Greenlaw Rob Skinner – Landscape Regeneration – A way out of …

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