Re: River red gums
David James <>
Mon, 06 Apr 1998 15:55:11 +1000
At 07:16 2/04/98 +1000, you wrote:
> the NSW Minister for Land and Water Conservation has lifted all
> remaining controls on clearing of river red gums on freehold lands.
> open slather.
> I am not even sure how much land this affects or if this ruling also
>impacts on leasehold lands.
Yet another disaster. The tree-clearing guidelines in QLD are the worst
ecological disaster in the state at present and generally recognised by the
States' conservation movement as the biggest (and toughest) issue on a
jam-packed card. In Qld, not only are the guidelines poor &^
disgusting) for leasehold, but they do not apply at all to freehold. The
scary thing is that the Qld cabinet appears to be developing legislation
for fast-tracking the process of conversion leasehold to freehold (using
the Wik debate as a sheild). I hope this is not happening in NSW, or we can
kiss biodiversity good bye.
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