Vital Green Space,
Monday 23 October 2017
Sydney's green space is rapidly being cleared and risks being eradicated. In Parliament I called on the Government to introduce new laws to strengthen urban green space protections and immediately start work to expand city green space. Unfortunately the current government’s trend has been to weaken protection of urban bush to fast track development.
The SOS Green Spaces campaign has identified 80 sites of greater Sydney bush and parklands that are under threat. Many communities are fighting to protect these green spaces from destruction. Join the campaign: www.tec.org.au/sos_green_spaces.
Sydney is famous for its natural assets: the dense urban terrain is complemented by beautiful parks, landscapes and beaches. These provide important environmental benefits including carbon sequestration, pollution reduction, shade, reduced flood risks and habitat for wildlife and we must protect what is left. My speech is HERE.