To protect the foreshores and coastlines of Brunswick Heads and surrounds from damage/overuse, over-development, exploitation and theft. We will protect, advertise, nurture and promulgate the 'Simple Pleasures' theme and spirit of this township and vigorously defend her from greed, environmental vandalism and abuse.
We are active, intelligent, informed and stubborn and have the majority of the townsfolk and countless visitors behind us.
MCAN was formed in response to the potential hijacking of our local economy by the globalised Woolworths entering our small town. Our community was unable to stop them - however they afforded us a brilliant opportunity to become more aware of LOCALISATION, strengthening our economy sustainably, building solidarity and community resilience from the bottom up.
Now, the fear of the Northern Rivers becoming an industrialised gasfield is far worse than becoming a clone town. Petroleum Energy Licence PEL445 (Arrow Energy) covers Byron Shire and beyond. MCAN is supporting the LOCK THE GATE movement, which is not aligned with any political party. It is a grassroots community alliance gathering strength to become the biggest social movement in Australia.
We aim to ensure appropriate and sustainable development in the Orara Valley. Our immediate Goal is to stop mining. http://coffscatchmentcoalition.com/
We are a group of local residents who are very concerned about plans to mine for gold in the Orara Valley. Please join us to protect this unique natural environment including the water supply for the valley and Coffs Harbour.
The Coffs Catchment Coalition (CCC or C3) wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the Orara Valley, the Gumbaynggirr people. CCC wants to ensure that development in the Orara Valley is appropriate and sustainable.
The CCC is concerned that planning and development in the Orara Valley may adversely impact ecosystems, waterways, the water table, aquifers, soil, air quality and heritage values.
One potential threat is a mining exploration licence held by Australia United Mining (AUM - previously known as Altius Mining) to explore for gold in the Orara Valley.
The Coffs Catchment Coalition (CCC or just C3) was formed in late 2012 by concerned residents of the Orara Valley and Coffs Harbour areas in response to the impending environmental threats to the area.
These threats come from a number of areas. Initially we came together over the exploration licence held by Australia United Mining.
Many of our members are also concerned at the proliferation of coal seam gas (CSG) wells and support neighbouring groups where CSG exploration is actively underway.
Threats to the sustainability of life in the Orara Valley include:
• polluting industry
• inappropriate waste management
• invasive species
• clearing of native vegetation
• over use of pesticides, herbicides and fertiliser
• changing land use
• human and animal contamination
• removal of wetland areas
The CCC may become involved in these areas as new threats become an issue.
The objects of our Association are “To ensure any planning and development in the region is sustainable in nature and to promote environmental conservation”.
The Lock the Mid North Coast campaign was launched in July 2012 as a way of addressing the specific needs of the geographic area of the Mid North Coast, NSW, as the current and proposed mining activities in this region relate to metallic minerals, gold and antimony, not coal and coal seam gas as addressed by Lock the Gate Alliance.
Since 2010, a number of local groups on the Mid North Coast have formed to address the specific mining activities in their communities: Dorrigo Environment Watch (2010 - 2017), Lock the Nambucca Valley (July 2012 - 2015), Coffs Catchment Coalition (Oct 2012 - 2016) and Save our Macleay River (January 2013 to date).
In 2019 Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA) has formed to address copper/cobalt exploration activity.
Lock the Mid North Coast is a ongoing campaign for these local groups in the region, supporting them by sharing resources, providing strategic advice and supporting their local campaigns.
Who are we ?
We are a large group of local residents from the Nambucca Shire, Bellingen Shire, Kempsey Shire, Coffs Harbour City, Clarence Valley and other local government areas of NSW who want to stop destructive mining projects on the Mid North Coast.
Helping to protect the Mid North Coast from the Mining Industry. Unless we are prepared to fight these mining applications we will see extensive long term damage to our precious water systems and land. Lock the Mid North Coast aims to inform land owners of their right to refuse access and together we can prevent greedy mining companies from destroying what we all love and value.
Where can I buy a sign ?
Lock the Gate Signs for Nambucca Valley, Taylors Arm, Bellingen and Macleay can be purchased from:
Harriets Cafe in 29 Wallace St Macksville
Kombu Foods at 3 Church St, Bellingen
Bowraville Community Technology Centre
More retail outlets will be posted shortly.
The Corflute Triangle signs are 30cm x 30cm and costs $5 each
How can you get involved?
Sign our petition to the NSW Deputy Premier about harmful mining projects on the Mid North Coast.
Join in the discussion in our Facebook group and have your say about this important issue.
Join our mailing list and become a volunteer to help distribute Lock the Gate signs and inform land owners.
Have your say and let others know how you feel about the proposed mining projects our region.
The current threat in the Nambucca Valley is an exploration licence application (ELA 4581) submitted by Precious Metal Resources Pty Ltd to explore for the metallic minerals, antimony and gold, in the upper catchment of the Nambucca valley.
The current threat to the Orara Valley is from Altius Pty Ltd who want to establish an open cut Gold Mine at Karangi near Coffs Harbour. The Exploration License has been approved (EL 7332) but the Orara Valley community are fighting back.
In the Dorrigo region there are several Gold and Antimony mines at various stages including a very concerning Antimony mining project at Wild Cattle. Anchor Resources has released a scoping study for what it says is an ‘advanced antimony project’, for the old Wild Cattle Creek mine near Bielsdown in headwaters of the Nymboida River.
See also: The Contamination of the Macleay River.
The time to act is NOW!!
Unless we are prepared to fight these mining applications we will see extensive long term damage to our precious water systems and land. Lock the Mid North Coast aims to inform land owners of their right to refuse access and together we can prevent greedy mining companies from destroying what we all love and value.
There are currently several antimony, gold and other group one mineral exploration licenses have been granted and/or are being applied for as we write this.
Precious Metal Resources Pty Ltd and Anchor Resources Pty Ltd have both lodged separate Group1 mineral (mining exploration) applications for areas including Taylors Arm, Halls Peak and Wild Cattle Creek to name a few.
WDA inc is dedicated to the protection of southern Queensland from extractive industries such as unconventional gas.
"For the love of Southern Queensland"
Working for food and water security in the face of invasive Coal Seam Gas expansion on the western Darling Dows.
The USQ Environment Society helps students to be aware of environmental issues and to provide a way for students to be proactive about sustainability.
DDEC has always been concerned by the underground gasification programmes conducted by Linc Energy and others on the Western Downs. There is one group, however, who have taken the fight to the trenches. Over the last years it's members have
faced a relentless onslaught from an industry that has come to dominate their lives. They have suffered physically, financially, and emotionally, but they have endured! That group is the Hopelands Community Sustainability Group.
Hopelands is an area of the inner Western Downs comprising brigalow, black soil, grazing and cropping lands that are internationally famous. In recent years the area and surrounds also became host to rural residential blocks.
Hopeland was at the centre of the gas 'boom'. Now the people of the region are dealing with the consequences.
It is hard to imagine the stress of living with gas flares, fugitive emissions, industrial construction, environmental destruction and now reports show that the land people have been living on is literally poisoned. But the Hopeland Community Sustainability Group are not quitters. They have organised symposiums, made submissions, lobbied politicians and organised legal action to reclaim their health and happiness. They are working to preserve farming land and water resources of the very highest order, not just for themselves but for future Queenslanders. DDEC salutes HCSG and is proud to have them aboard.
Established in 1987, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, WDCS, is the world's most active charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (also known as cetaceans).
WDCS Australasia implements many of WDCS's international policy programs in our region. We work with governments, policy makers, researchers and other conservation organizations to create a safer environment for the whales and dolphins that inhabit the waters around our shores. Go to the WDCs website to find out about our work and how you can support their efforts to protect these amazing animals.
Whitsunday Residents taking a stand to protect the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Area.
Climate change is killing our Great Barrier Reef.
In 2012, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) reported that in the last 27 years the Great Barrier Reef had lost half of its coral cover. Given that in 2016-2017 we lost another 50% of all shallow water corals to climate change (coral bleaching), it is clear that we are currently losing the battle to save the Reef and we must urgently turn things around.
That's why concerned Reef Coast locals have formed Reef Action Whitsunday. We know there is still time to turn the tide of damage and destruction our reef is suffering. Join us - working together we can ensure a healthy and vibrant reef for all to enjoy, both now and in the future.
Stop Arms Fairs in Eurobodalla (SAFE) is a group of concerned citizens alarmed that local council have approved Gun Sales in a public building in Narooma.
SAFE wants to keep the community informed about the Huntfest event to be held in our Sport and Leisure Centre on the Long weekend in June for the next 3 years. In November 2015 our local council Eurobodalla Shire Council against the wishes of the majority of residents approved the South Coast Hunters Club to allow the sale of guns, ammunition and have a mobile firing range at the event. SAFE are very concerned with the lack of community consultation regarding this event and subsequent sale of guns and of the encouragement of a gun culture in our community.
Unknown - no known website or facebook page. Identified as a group on the South East Region Conservation Alliance as a member group.
No online presence found, either website or social media. Only mention is as a member group of the South East Region Conservation Alliance.
Over the past 200 years we have hammered the natural ecosystems of Australia because we didn’t know better. Now, with an extinction rate that rivals any country in the world, we must act to protect precious wildlife, water, soil, & carbon-storing trees. Mogo and the other State Forests of Eurobodalla Shire are OUR forests, our home. Friends of the Forest is a proud member of the Australian Forests and Climate Alliance (AFCA) and the Places You Love (PYL) Alliance.
Friends of the Forest (Mogo) highly commends the initiative of the Forest Embassy to draw together the efforts of all the conservation campaigns, big and small, working to bring an end to native forest logging in Australia once and for all. The ideal time to establish serious hardwood plantations was thirty years ago. The next best time is NOW.
We inform the local community about native forest logging to empower the industry's transition to plantations - to save threatened species and carbon emissions.
Several environmental groups actively oppose logging in the south east. Friends of the Five Forests is one of the groups that go into the forest after a logging operation to independently audit Forest NSW's adherence to the prescriptions required under the various licences of the Integrated Forestry Operations Approval. If they find what they see as a breach of the licence prescriptions they make a complaint to the Office of Environment and Heritage (formerly DECC) - the government regulator of Forests NSW.
No known online presence. Only information available as listing of member group of the South East Region Conservation Alliance.
The West Wellington range is under threat of clearfelling by Forestry Tasmania. Help Protect your forest, protect your backyard! Visit the West Wellington Protection group website: www.wwpg.info
A 5,000Ha area of native forest that adjoins Wellington Park’s Western & South-Western boundaries is under threat from logging by Forestry Tasmania. At least 650Ha is scheduled for clear-felling under Forestry Tasmania’s 3-year plan, beginning June 2010. Apart from some informal reserves, the remainder of the area is also divided into coupes of around 60Ha each.
Forestry Tasmania’s planners admit that all timber worth logging will be taken out of the region over the coming years.
The mountains to the west of Mt Wellington have been a favourite recreation spot for generations of both Tasmanians and tourists. West Wellington is an undisturbed spread of native forest, home to many endemic species. Much of the area was burnt in the 1967 fires and so is considered re-growth forest, but this does not mean it is only worth the price of its wholesale logs. Regularly receiving winter snowfalls, it is a sub-alpine environment rich in diversity and habitat, similar to the adjacent Wellington Park.
Wellington Park was established to protect both the natural values of the area and the safety of water supplies to the greater Hobart region. West Wellington provides the headwaters for the water catchments of Judbury, Lucaston and Crabtree, but there is no forest reserve set aside to protect these catchments.
Concerned residents from villages and townships local to the proposed logging have recently set up a group to oppose the action by Forestry Tasmania. We welcome new members, new ideas and volunteers to help in the huge task ahead of us. In addition you can help by lobbying agencies and making your opposition to the logging public.
About the Victorian Rainforest Network
The primary aim of the Victorian Rainforest Network (VRN) is to secure the effective conservation of rainforests on public land throughout Victoria by ensuring rainforests are adequately identified and protected from logging practices by appropriate buffers and/or permanent reservation.
VRN is an independent and politically unaligned network of rainforest enthusiasts, researchers and activists with a shared interest in rainforest conservation and education across Victoria.
VRN has made significant progress. Find out.
VRN draws from the experiences of the Otway Ranges Environment Network (OREN) rainforest campaign in the Otways. See the Otway experience.
VRN is simply asking Government to follow their own rules.
A lot of the work VRN has engaged in, involves scrutinising the complex levels of bureaucratic planning that goes into developing buffers to protect rainforest from clearfell logging practices.
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) already have planning processes in place to apply buffers to rainforest. However the conflict between conservation and logging, means progress to implement adequate buffers has historically been either extremely slow or stalled.
However VRN has been successfully in lobbying for increased rainforest protection in Victoria! See details.
Campaigning locally for a safe climate, an urgent transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewables, making Stonnington sustainable for the future.
A place where Stonnington residents and businesses can come together to share, learn and encourage action, focussing on overcoming hurdles to a sustainable climate, that is both environmentally focussed and economically sound.
We encourage a positive and open dialogue, aimed at inspiring, educating and respecting others while working towards our shared goals in reducing our impact on the Earth.
Contact us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Save North Coast Nature campaign was initiated by an alliance of professional ecologists, environmental planners and conservation organisations.
We strongly believe that the proposed reforms will set us back decades on hard won protection for our forests, wetlands and wildlife. We have established the Save North Coast Nature campaign to let State and Local Governments know that our community will not stand for these changes and we intend to fight the proposed reforms.
The campaign is supported by the following environment and conservation not-for-profit organisations:
North Coast Environment Council
Byron Environment and Conservation Organisation (BEACON)
Conservation Ecologists Association
Ballina Environment Society
Caldera Environment Centre
Friends of the Koala
Nimbin Environment Centre
North East Forest Alliance
Northern Rivers Guardians
Byron Bird Buddies
Repower Port Augusta is a campaign to replace two of Australia's oldest coal plants, Playford B and Northern, with solar and wind. There is broad support in the community, thanks to the work of the Repower Port Augusta local group, and the Repower Port Augusta Alliance is building momentum through organisations across Australia.
Become part of the solution. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse. #BringYourBag. Every little bit helps.
Every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still in existence and this makes Plastic Pollution a serious issue; some say more serious than Climate Change.
To create a community in Torquay and beyond of conscientious businesses and consumers who are proud of the beauty we have and are prepared to do something to protect that beauty. We aim to stop the Free Distribution of Single Use Plastic Bags in Torquay by December 31st, 2015.
Be Passionate - This stuff matters. It really matters.
Be Collaborative - Create strength with a collective, inclusive voice;
Be Honest – Act with integrity, tell the truth and walk the talk
To act on our WHY, to believe in our MISSION, to uphold our VALUES and to continuously strive to offer solutions to reduce single use plastic pollution.
To engage with all stakeholders, to provide education on the crisis in our oceans caused by plastic pollution, to positively promote our cause and encourage stakeholders to participate, to provide viable cost effective alternatives to single use plastic bags, to create a sense of place that is Torquay, that is proud of our achievement.
Forest Action Trust (FAT) is a Melbourne-based grassroots forest campaign collective. We are a non-profit group involved in community campaigning, fundraising, direct action, activist training and environmental arts projects. We welcome new people, ideas and energy..
FAT meets on Monday evenings at 7pm at Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith St, Collingwood