LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Mount Canobolas shouldn’t have mountain bike trails

Letter to the Editor- Central Western Daily   July 13 2018 – 12:50PM I’m an environmental consultant. My job is to assess the impacts of development proposals on biodiversity values. Most developments readily gain approval because, among other things, they would have negligible consequences for biodiversity. This is because most developments take place on land that has alreadyContinue reading “LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Mount Canobolas shouldn’t have mountain bike trails”

PRESS REPORT | Forty people gather to discuss biodiversity

Speakers at a Community Forum held in Orange addressed environmental issues associated with mountain biking.  The gathering heard of the damages bike tracks generate through erosion, siltation of streams, braiding and in particular of the threats to the irreplaceable biodiversity within the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Read the full article Central Western Daily JulyContinue reading “PRESS REPORT | Forty people gather to discuss biodiversity”

PRESS REPORT | Mounting issues: Environmental, Indigenous concerns raised over bike plan

A Community Forum convened by the Central West Environment Council puts the spotlight on the proposed mountain biking concept for Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Speakers from the Nature Conservation Council, the Environmental Defenders Office, National Parks Association, a Wiradjury elder and an ecological consultant will address values of the mountain, providing specialists views atContinue reading “PRESS REPORT | Mounting issues: Environmental, Indigenous concerns raised over bike plan”

PRESS REPORT | Mount Canobolas bike park would attract 50,000 people a year: draft plan

The Draft Plan of Management for Mount Canobolas State Conservation area is available for public submissions until 1st October 2018. The Draft states that according to the forecasts commissioned by Orange City Council, a proposed new mountain biking centred on the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area would attract about 50,000 visitors annually. Read the fullContinue reading “PRESS REPORT | Mount Canobolas bike park would attract 50,000 people a year: draft plan”