Action needed - Make a Submission to protect the Endangered Bush Stone-curlew

Bush Stone-curlew thumb thumbPlease make a submission by 5pm, Tues, 19 August, 2014

Environmental Assessments -  Dog Off leash Exercise Areas

Gosford Council is currently exhibiting the Environmental Assessments for the Dog Off leash Exercise Areas of Cochrone Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Pippi Point.

Council is currently proposing to allow an off-leash dog exercise are at Pippi Point, Davistown where Bush Stone-curlew are known to occur.

The Bush Stone-curlew is listed as Endangered (Schedule 1) on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, and has suffered a dramatic decline in abundance across southern and eastern Australia.

The Friends of the Bush Stone-curlew and the Community Environment Network, are extremely concerned with the proposal. Council acknowledges that an off-leash exercise area is not consistent with NSW Recovery Plan for the BSC. The Review of Environmental Factors also contains many errors and therefore should not be used by Council to assess the impacts.

Please make a submission to help protect the endangered Bush Stone-curlew.

Click here to make an online submission now

Submissions must be received by 5pm, Tuesday, 19 August, 2014.

Media Release - Water Review to Remove Safeguards

Media Release: 1 July 2014

The Community Environment Network (CEN) has become aware of significant changes proposed to the Water Sharing Plan for groundwater in the Mangrove Mountain and Somersby area. New South Wales Office of Water (NOW) recently
held discussions with locals to advise of proposed changes to the local water sharing plan, Mangrove Mountain Kulnura Ground Water Plan (MMKGWP).

The changes could impact on local drinking water supply via Ourimbah Creek catchment, it is estimated that up to 50% of the stream flow originates from the Mangrove Mountain Ground Water Source.

Media Release - Stop the Dumping in Mangrove Mountain

thumb MM Dump5232368-3x2-940x627 thumbMedia Release - 6 May 2014

The Community Environment Network has been advised that at a hearing on dumping at Mangrove Mountain Golf Course, in the Land and Environment Court last Friday, the Judge has sent the matter back to Gosford Council.

Council has been given 2 months by the court to negotiate with the dumping Contractor (Verda Terra) and then to take the decision to a full Council meeting for approval.

Volunteers recognised for outstanding efforts in 2013

BAT Award - LtoR J Wiggin (KEG), R Harris, D. Craig, P, Campbell, N. Bevege, H White

CEN has announced the winners of their Annual Environment Awards for 2013.

The awards have been operating every year since 2000 and are given annually to volunteers who have excelled in the past year to promote the Central Coast environment and the public  interest.

Register as a Waterwatch School

P1020104Waterwatch is a national water quality monitoring and catchment education program involving schools, community groups and landholders. In 2014, we will be offering a special package for schools to register to be a part of our Central Coast Waterwatch family.

CEN Bush Regen Team Available

bush_regen.jpgThe Community Environment Network (CEN) is proud to offer the services of a professional Bush Regeneration Team. CEN has been conducting professional Bush Regeneration Services for over 6 years.