Proposed clearance of scattered trees at Gawler for the Springwood development

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mallee boxNCSSA questioned why clearance of these unusually large Mallee-box trees, likely to be very old, cannot be avoided and called for them to be incorporated in the open, green space planned for this large housing development near Gawler.

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Proposed changes to SA's marine parks

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oyster reefNCSSA strongly opposed proposed changes to South Australia's Marine Park network and associated Sanctuary Zones. Fishers impacted by the establishment of 'no-take' areas have already been compensated, and an independent scientific review did not support making any changes to the reserve system.

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5. Proposed clearance for beef feedlot near Tintinara

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NCSSA's submission argues that most of the site proposed for clearance in this already heavily cleared part of the state is 'intact stratum', meaning it cannot be cleared.

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Bushfires Royal Commission

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In light of the catastrophic 2019/20 fire season, NCSSA calls for increasing the Commonwealth's role in facilitating co-ordination of, and delivering supporting funding to, States in managing bushfire preparation and response. Given that numerous previous inquiries into bushfire events have made recommendations that are yet to be fully implemented, NCSSA urges the Commission to seek for the Commonwealth to provide the necessary leadership and resources to act on key areas to improve Australia's resilience and adaptation to changing climatic conditions and future bushfire events.

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EPBC Act Review

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beeNCSSA calls for stronger national environmental laws that truly protect and restore Australia's natural environment. Particularly, NCSSA seeks national protection for our parks and reserves, such as Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. NCSSA also calls for more funding for recovering threatened species, like the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. NCSSA adds its voice to the chorus of other environmental organisations calling for better democracy and community involvement in the Act.

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