25 August, 2014

Community group's bid to protect critically endangered Regent Honeyeater


EDO NSW News and Events
1. Community group's bid to protect critically endangered Regent HoneyeaterEDO NSW was in Court last week on behalf of Friends of Tumblebee, a community group who are challenging Cessnock City Council's approval of a development over land containing habitat for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.
The proposal for a steel fabrication workshop facility included the clearing of approximately 3.2 hectares of habitat for the bird. Friends of Tumblebee claims that this clearing is likely to significantly affect the species, and that therefore the development application should have been accompanied by a Species Impact Statement (SIS), which it was not.
The Land and Environment Court hearing commenced last week and has been adjourned until later in the year when further evidence will be put forward by the parties.

Read more about the matter on our website .

Regent Honeyeater

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