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"The Green Corridors" in Southern Sydney

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:51 am
by HVPA_research
From Rivers SOS news:

[quote]Media Release

The Illawarra Greens are showing the film 'The Green Corridors of Southern Sydney', this sunday 3rd July, at the Thirroul Community Centre.

The film has been produced by the National Parks Association, and the Illawarra Greens are showing it at short notice because of Council's Extraordinary Meeting being held next tuesday 5th July. The meeting will decide on rezoning the environmental lands around Helensburgh, forming part of the green corridor between RNP and the Escarpment.

Jill Merrin
Greens Lord Mayoral Candidate
0422 655 711
The Illawarra Greens present:

“The Green Corridors of Southern Sydney”
A film by the Southern Sydney Branch of the NSW National Parks Association

Thirroul Community Centre – Escarpment Room
This Sunday 3rd July, 4pm

This film introduces the importance of the ‘ribbon of green’ bushland south of Sydney, which provides a home to our native plants and animals. These areas of stunning scenery and rare ecosystems are world-recognised and should be protected forever.

Of high biodiversity and many endangered species, this region is the vital wildlife habitat corridor connecting the Royal National Park to the Illawarra Escarpment, Dharawal and our State Conservation Areas. The future of these park lands hinges on the refuge of this continuous bushland connection. Already fragmented by the F6 freeway, railway and mining, the remaining green corridor is under the threat of urban sprawl development.

On Tuesday 5th July Wollongong City Council will be discussing proposals for rezoning part of these important environmental lands in Helensburgh and Otford. We hope this film will encourage people to get to the Extraordinary Council meeting and have a say in the future of some of Wollongong’s most important natural areas.

For more information contact:
Natasha Watson, Greens Ward 1 candidate and
Secretary of the Otford Protection Society, 0414 919 634