Protecting greenspace

Protecting our beaches, bush, parks and sporting facilities

Our beautiful beaches, most of our bushland, parks and sporting facilities are on land owned by the NSW Government, technically known as Crown Land.

Late last year, the Government passed laws which significantly change the way Crown Land is owned and managed. Many people opposed the changes, pointing to the need to keep such lands in State ownership, given the significant public benefit they provide.

Warringah LGA, and now the Northern Beaches is one of the pilot areas for the new approach.

Kathryn Ridge:

Will continue to protect our precious bushland and beaches, focus on renewable energy.

Will push to ban single-use plastic bags and expand the container deposit scheme.

Will improve water quality and restore Manly beaches’ A-grading.

Will support heritage listing for Manly Oval.

Will protect habitats and bushland corridors to ensure natives such as wallabies, pygmy possums, bandicoots and little penguins remain part of our local community.

See also: Biodiversity in the Balance a chapter in the Lexis Nexis Australian Environment Review by Kathryn.