Environmental Advocacy

One of the key activities of the Dubbo Field Nats is to speak out on environmental issues, particularly those affecting our local area.  We aim to speak with a practical, non-partisan voice.

Over the years we have been highly involved in local conservation issues from small-scale street tree conservation and urban reserves, up to damaging large developments like aluminium smelters.

Recently we’ve advocated on behalf of the environment on several issues including:

  • the proposed changes to biodiversity laws in NSW (NSW Government)
  • the proposed changes to the Environmental Planning laws in NSW (NSW Government)
  • the Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan (Dubbo Regional Council)
  • the Dubbo Rural Reserves Biodiversity Plan (DRCouncil)
  • the Murray Darling Basin Plan, and ‘Northern Basin Review’ (Murray Darling Basin Authority)
  • Coal seam gas development in northern NSW, including within the Pillga Forest (NSW Government/Santos)

We value opportunites to collaborate with other advocacy organisations on many of these matters, including the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Dubbo Environment Group, Dubbo Coal Seam Gas Group, Inland Rivers Network and the ‘Save our Street Trees’ group of Dubbo.

Our main limitation with increasing our advocacy activities is our people – we always need more volunteer resources to identify and describe new issues, write and review submissions, attend meetings and participate in media activities.  if you are keen to get involved, please contact the DFNCS.