Help stop development proponents from choosing environmental consultants who favour their interests over yours.
Environmental consultants whose work is often relied upon by assessing authorities such as Councils, are largely unregulated. The current, unregulated system, favours corruption and bribery. "Give me what I want and I'll pay you extra; don't give me what I want and I won't pay you" situations are far too commonplace. This means that decision-makers are assessing projects from small scale clearing of native vegetation to accommodate a house, through to major clearing for mining and infrastructure projects based on the advice of consultants chosen and paid for by the proponent.
If you too would like to see authorities given accurate and honest advice about the environmental implications of development and other projects, please sign the petition by clicking here or the button below. It only takes a few seconds of your time to support the regulation of environmental consultants, to stop the corruption, and protect your interests.
Sign the petition here: https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/regulate-ecological-consultants-to-protect-the-public-interest?source=facebook-share-button&time=1399629882
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region. This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage. The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains. Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage..
See how our efforts to raise money for the Lithgow Uniting Church's solar system is doing here: