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2021 Calendar Photo Competition

Oatley – Gem of the Georges River Oatley Flora and Fauna 2021 Calendar Photo Competition is on again. Time to get out in the great outdoors and capture some captivating flora, fauna and fabulous scenic photos. Please read the guidelines below for more details. Send those entries to OFF2021calendar@outlook.com or OFF Facebook page

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Anger at Proposed Changes to Foreshore Controls

St George and Sutherland Leader (29 May 2020) published concerns of community groups concerns about proposed changes to foreshore controls contained in Georges River Council’s draft Local Environmental Plan. There are fears the proposed removal of more than 2300 properties from foreshore protection in the former Hurstville local government area will lead to increased density, […]

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Harry Burkitt – Give a Dam

Harry Burkitt, from community group ‘Give a Dam’ discussed the NSW Government’s controversial plan to raise the height of the Warragamba dam. This is likely to have a significant impacts on threatened species in the Blue Mountains as well as potentially put the Blue Mountains in danger of losing its UNESCO status.

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Long Wall Mining in Sydney Water Catchment

On 27 April 2020  Aquatic Ecology Specialist Catherine Cunningham from Sydney Water shared her knowledge of long wall mining within Sydney’s water catchment areas and the potential impact on drinking water supply infrastructure. This is very timely as the NSW Government has recently approved the extension of coal mining under the Woronora reservoir. Please note: […]

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OFF meeting on Zoom

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we must conduct this meeting on-line. The meeting will be run using the video conference application Zoom, which you can download for free via this link: https://zoom.us/ or from the Google Play Store or from the App Store for Android and Apple devices.