Independent review of SA Bushfires 2019/20

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NCSSA considers the impact of unmanaged fire on native vegetation and the habitat it provides for native fauna poses one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation across the state. In light of the catastrophic 2019/20 fire season, NCSSA calls for better informed fire management, particularly the preparation of fire management guidelines for managing species and ecological communities of conservation significance, the on-ground implementation of scientific knowledge in fire ecology, well-resourced monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of fire and an adaptive management approach.

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Clearance application for Eyre Peninsula Transmission Line

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NCSSA continues to call for the proper protection of South Australia’s native vegetation – in this case, by making more effort to avoid clearance for this transmission line upgrade, particularly areas of nationally significant native woodland habitat.

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Planning Reform – Renewable energy

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South Australia’s transition to renewable energy is resulting in unacceptable clearance of our native vegetation - solar farms account for 40% of the area approved for clearance since 2014. NCSSA therefore calls for stronger protection for native vegetation from clearance for renewable energy infrastructure and smarter planning so that these developments occur on already-cleared land.

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Planning Reform - Phase 3 - Urban Councils

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NCSSA supports protecting existing tree canopy as well as requirements for new trees to be planted urban areas as part of new land-use planning rules.

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Clearance applications for the Stirling Cemetery, Roxby Downs West Accommodation Village and Whyalla Super School

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NCSSA continues to call for the proper protection of South Australia’s native vegetation – in these cases, by preventing the clearance of ‘intact stratum’ at the Stirling Cemetery, by arguing that the final location should be decided prior to approval being sought for the Roxby Downs West Accommodation Village and for the mitigation hierarchy to be adequately addressed prior to approving clearance for the Whyalla Super School.

Stirling Cemetary 

Roxby Downs

Whyalla