Free legal advice – last chance for farmers and small businesses

Free legal advice for farmers and small businesses affected by recent bushfires is due to finish…

Call for applications – new Local Land Services Board Chair Needed

Local Land Services is calling on passionate, innovative and highly experienced individuals to apply for the vacant Chair…

Extended support for fire ravaged communities in the Clarence and Richmond valleys

Towns like Rappville, Nymboida, Ewingar and others affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires can relax knowing the…

Grants to assist flood recovery

Flood recovery grants of up to $75,000 jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments will…

Bushfire prediction tech to bolster emergency response efforts

Australia will develop a nationally consistent bushfire modelling and prediction capability under an agreement announced today…

Bushfire recovery program hitting the ground in Doubleduke State Forest

The $46 million bushfire recovery program from the NSW Government is seeing work happening now to…

Mullumbimby landholders and conservationists tackling ‘highly-flammable’ exotic bamboo species to protect koalas

After 5,000 hectares in the Nightcap and surrounding National Parks were devastated in the Black Summer…

New holistic approach to monitoring climate will help fight bushfires

A study during last season’s bushfires provides vital insights into the multiple interplays between weather extremes…

Saving koalas requires a bold new vision

The Nature Conservation Council welcomes Environment Minister Matt Kean’s pledge to double the state’s koala population…

Fire training to facilitate increased traditional burning in State forests

Representatives from the Bunya, Coffs and Biripi Local Aboriginal Land Councils completed basic fire training with…

EPA issues second ‘stop work’

In last week’s Independent it was reported that The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued the…

Government authority issues ‘stop work’ to government corporation

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued the Forestry Corporation of NSW with a stop work…

Potential for active Australian bushfire season

Australians should be prepared for more fire risks, according to the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: July…

Peak strata body issues fire risk warning

A fire risk warning has been issued for New South Wales residents living in apartments, units…

Will new private logging rules fail Koalas again?

New rules proposed for private land logging will result in continued decline of koala populations, particularly…

Koala report release must be a game changer for more habitat protection or koalas on track for extinction

The Report from the NSW Upper House Inquiry into the State’s Koala Populations and their Habitat…

Council seeks funding from the bushfire industry recovery package for Clarence Way upgrade

Clarence Valley Council will apply for up to $2.5 million towards the upgrade and sealing of…

Kanagraroo Island Dunnart recovery supported by Citizen Scientists across the country

A record number of citizen scientists have answered the call to assist in bushfire recovery efforts…

Huge intake of RFS Volunteers

The Clarence Valley Rural Fire Service (RFS) have been inundated with new members, with an increased…

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