Better Planning Network development presentation

If you’re concerned about development across Sydney this Better Planning Network AGM presentation will be worth checking out.

There are two exceptional speakers: Kirsty Ruddock from the Environmental Defenders Office, on greenwashing; and James Ryan, local government and planning lawyer, on Planning Law Issues.

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre is a member of the Better Planning Network with around 100 community groups. We values the forum this network offers and its important contribution to debates about planning and development concerns.

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Heathcote Candidate Forum

This coming Monday evening 27 February, please join Sutherland Shire Environment Centre together with the Nature Conservation Council, Total Environment Centre, BirdLife Australia, and POWA – Protect Our Water Alliance for a local Heathcote candidates forum. You’ll hear the Heathcote candidates speak briefly about their party’s environmental policies, and respond to questions about what are their plans for our local environment.  

The forum will be online, via zoom. If you’d like to come along, please register prior to get a zoom link for the meeting.

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SSEC & Shire Climate Action Network @ Engadine markets

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre and Shire Climate Action Network members will be having a stall at the Engadine Community Markets on Sunday the 5th March, 8am-1pm.

Please drop by and say hi if you are in the area. If you’d like to volunteer on the day you’d be very welcome! There’ll be plenty of resources and support. Our focus will be on a Renewable Energy Survey, the Peabody Pollution License, and the coal waste in the Royal National Park.

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Our Campaigns

About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at maintaining the natural beauty and character of our Shire, and surrounding waterways and parks. For a small organisation we do a lot, but our Centre is run by volunteers.  Sutherland Shire would not have an environment centre, and none of our campaigns or advocacy would be possible without the commitment and care of members of the community.

One current focus includes advocating for koala and wildlife corridors around the Shire. Another campaign seeks to protect our water supply from the coal mining taking place directly underneath Woronora Reservoir: 10,700 people signed our recent petition calling for the mining to be stopped.
Our members from the SO Shire group aim to halt pollution from plastic and microplastics washing up around our beaches and waterways.

Our Sunny Shire and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire groups can provide general advice about solar energy, batteries, and sustainable practices.  We support environmental education programs, and put in submissions about issues of environmental concern

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre supports, and is also an affiliate member of the Sydney Basin Koala Network, the Better Planning Network, the Nature Conservation Council, the Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network (AFTINET), and Climate Action Network Australia (CANA).

If you are interested in finding out more, or helping, please get in touch!

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharawal people, who have cared and continue to care for country.  We recognise that Aboriginal Sovereignty has never been ceded.  It is our goal to build restorative relations between peoples, and we pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging.