A controversial development application that was set to appear in the Land and Environment Court on October 14 has been deferred.

The hearing for Winifred West Schools v Wingecarribee Shire Council over the bush accommodation in the Lower Holt area was delayed by Frensham Schools.
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Frensham plans to clear 200 trees ploughs ahead
Southern Highlands Express

Frensham plans to clear 200 trees ploughs ahead

Frensham plans to clear 200 trees ploughs ahead.
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31,000 hectares of Southern Highlands land to be deemed protected habitat
The Bowral News

31,000 hectares of Southern Highlands land to be deemed protected habitat

The announcement comes as Southern Highlands environmental groups such as WinZero are fighting for the preservation of koala habitat in the face of encroaching developments. Mr West said the protection of habitats was an important issue in the Southern Highlands, particularly as more people seek to move to the area. He welcomed the announcement of the new protected areas as a step in the right direction and said it was “great news” for the shire. “This shire is in a very crucial position in terms of the Great Dividing Range, which is the major habitat corridor that runs down the east coast,” he said.
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The Gib subdivision at Earl St on Mount Gibraltar met with backlash
The Daily Telegraph

The Gib subdivision at Earl St on Mount Gibraltar met with backlash

A proposal to clear 3.12 hectares of treasured Mount Gibraltar bushland has been met with fierce opposition by critics, who say the biodiversity nursery for koalas, endangered greater gliders and micro-bats could be destroyed. Environmental community organisation WinZero has been campaigning against the development on behalf of the protected inhabitants of the site – koalas, endangered greater gliders, and endangered micro-bats. In a statement on its website, WinZero said the clearing of 320 trees will interrupt a vital habitat corridor and cause erosion which would threaten the creek and those reliant upon it.
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CALL FOR FRENSHAM SCHOOL’S BUSH CABINS TO BE SCRAPPED

CALL FOR FRENSHAM SCHOOL’S BUSH CABINS TO BE SCRAPPED

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.
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CHAIR OF WINZERO RESPONDS TO IPCC REPORT

Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale, and all of Wingecarribee shire is certain to feel the effects of climate change more intensely in the coming years. 
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