New South Wales Forestry Corp. ordered to stop work at Flat Rock State Forest; Australian Green Party says agency failed to conduct adequate pre-logging surveys despite recorded sightings of threatened Greater Gliders

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November 14, 2023 (press release) –

Source: Australian Green Party

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today issued a stop work order to NSW  Corporation after it again failed to conduct adequate pre- surveys in Flat Rock State  on the NSW South Coast. Despite recorded sightings of threatened Greater Gliders, the  Corporation did not record any habitat  for the species in breach of their approval. It has  large areas of  that likely contained unrecorded Greater Glider habitat in the last week.

This marks the second time in recent months that  Corporation has been ordered to stop work for failing to record and protect Greater Glider habitat  prior to , with  halted at Tallaganda State  since August 30.

Greens MP and spokesperson for the environment Sue Higginson said “It is clear that  Corporation are either wilfully disregarding their legal obligations to operate consistently with their approvals or they are too incompetent to adequately conduct operations in a lawful way.

“The Government must act to stop this destruction until we can be confident that any  operation is compliant with the law. Without immediate action, it is inevitable that more threatened species habitat will be destroyed.

“There is evidence of Greater Gliders being in other  on the Central and Mid North Coasts, but the  Corporation has failed to identify that habitat as well. Greater Gliders are on the road to extinction and the indiscriminate  by the  Corporation of vital habitat is making it worse,

“The Victorian Government forced their communities to be out in the , monitoring for illegal , because they were afraid to shut down the native . A slew of legal challenges and  halted in  across the state led to the announcement of a sudden end of the industry as it was no longer viable. We are close to that scenario right now in NSW with Myrtle, Braemar and Newry State  also subject to court proceedings. The end of native   is close and inevitable.

“The NSW Government must announce their program to end native   in NSW before it’s too late for the Greater Glider and the many other  dependent threatened species. They need a plan for workers and communities to ensure the transition can start now and the precious native  of NSW can be protected for the climate, animals and future generations,” Ms Higginson said.

For media contact Sue Higginson: 0428 227 363

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