EARTH FIRST |  Mount Canobolas a preciousarea for all

Orange City Council has recently released the draft of it’s Community Strategic Plan. This Plan has been the result of wide community consultation to determine our community’s priorities to be acted upon during the term of our current Council. “Maintaining environment must be our number one priority” It is no surprise that the number oneContinue reading “EARTH FIRST |  Mount Canobolas a preciousarea for all”

Letters to the editor – GREENIE’S A Proud Tag to Have

As the preservation of our natural environment and the need to stop global warming were turned into political footballs, the term Greenie was adopted by those more focused on development and profit as something of an insult when referring to their detractors. Do the cursers know that it is a badge worn with pride byContinue reading “Letters to the editor – GREENIE’S A Proud Tag to Have”

EARTH FIRST :  Balance needs to be found. Now is the time to find a solution

Environmentalists have consistently questioned the environmental wisdom of a placing mountain bike tracks within the Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area. The “balanced” solution is to consider only having mountain bike tracks in the 1000s of hectares of State Forest surrounding the State Conservation Area, not within it.At a recent Council meeting, State member for Orange,Continue reading “EARTH FIRST :  Balance needs to be found. Now is the time to find a solution”

Letters to the editor – FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

When are politicians going to realise that the balance had been tipping away from the environment for decades [“Find the balance: Donato” CWD 17/3/22]. If we can’t find somewhere more suitable to place a huge, destructive, bike track than in the middle of a beautiful island of rare remnant bushland, so little of which isContinue reading “Letters to the editor – FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE”

Letter to the Editor |  LA LA LA … we can’t hear you

Ever been in a situation where something you have said to someone hasn’t been heard so you’ve had to raise your voice and repeat yourself? Unfortunately, in regard to the warnings of the destructive impact that mountain bikes will have on the Canobolas Conservation Area, it seems Orange City Council doesn’t want to hear whatContinue reading “Letter to the Editor |  LA LA LA … we can’t hear you”

Letter to the Editor |  Vision the key for mount

I’m confident that if the proposed mountain bike track succeeds in being built, future generations will say: “You mean, Orange City Council actually went ahead and built that 100km network of bike tracks on Mount Canobolas, despite the strong opposition from First Nations people, scientists and concerned community groups. Didn’t they understand the importance, significanceContinue reading “Letter to the Editor |  Vision the key for mount”

MEDIA REPORT | | Mount Canobolas bike trail: Gannha-bula Action Group to fight proposal

There were few empty seats in Orange City Bowling Club’s Skylight Room on Saturday when the Gannha-bula Action Group held its first community meeting.  Over 100 people turned up to hear from Wiradjuri elders and other community members opposed to Orange City Council’s plan to put a 100km bike trail in the State Conservation Area of Mountain Canobolas (“Gannha-bula”Continue reading “MEDIA REPORT | | Mount Canobolas bike trail: Gannha-bula Action Group to fight proposal”

MEDIA REPORT | Orange action group against Mount Canobolas bike trail to host meeting

A newly-formed action group against Orange City Council’s proposed mountain bike trail will hold its first community meeting this weekend. The Gannha-bula (Mount Canbolas’ traditional name in Wiradjuri) Action Group is led by Wiradjuri elders and leaders who oppose the 100km network of bike trails which council is hoping to build in the conservation area.Continue reading “MEDIA REPORT | Orange action group against Mount Canobolas bike trail to host meeting”