Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, called for the Kangy Angy land clearing to be halted until proven to be lawful.
“Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, must assure Kangy Angy residents that land clearing for the NSW Government’s Rail Maintenance Facility is lawful,” McBride said.
“Residents have queried whether clearing is being done before the offset requirements set out by the Minister under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act have been met,” she said.
“Residents told me today about their concerns for a stand of trees marked for removal that appear to be outside the original plan.
“Residents deserve to know that only those trees approved for clearing will be removed.”
She said the State Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, had called on work to be halted immediately until the NSW Government can guarantee that this clearing has been approved.
“David and I will work together to ensure residents are heard and approvals are met.
“This is pristine, precious bushland, and once it is bulldozed we can never get it back,” Ms McBride said.
Media release, Jul 31
Alysson Watson, Office of Emma McBride