We recently met with Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle to discuss Leave Radiata Plateau Wild and the ongoing community support and were delighted to be able to present her with almost 250 signed letters advocating for the Plateau's protection. To date, supporters have also emailed over 140 letters too.
The letters seek the support of the NSW Minister for the Environment for the acquisition of the Plateau by the NSW Government for inclusion in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Ms Doyle has committed to discussing the Leave Radiata Plateau Wild campaign with NSW Shadow Minister for the Environment, Ms Penny Sharpe, including the Plateau's important conservation values which include several highly-endangered plants as well rare bird and mammal species.
Thanks again for your support and let's keep up the pressure.
We are delighted that representatives of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society today met with Hon. Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water, to brief him about Leave Radiata Plateau Wild.
We emphasised the significance of the area and its environmental values, and discussed the Commonwealth's responsibility for conserving Commonwealth listed endangered species found on the site. It was a positive meeting.
As awareness of Radiata Plateau grows, strength is added to our community voice – we'd like to thank you again for your continued support.
In case you missed it, you can read our September 'Hut News', the Society's monthly newsletter, here.
Political support growing for Leave Radiata Plateau Wild
We are delighted that representatives of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society have now met with both our local Federal MP, Susan Templeman, and State MP, Trish Doyle, to discuss Leave Radiata Plateau Wild.
Both Ministers are very supportive, with Susan Templeman arranging for the Society and local residents to meet with the Federal Opposition Environment Minister, Tony Burke, to discuss the campaign further.
This growing support is exciting and continues to add strength to the Council's commitment and our community voice.
See the September 'Hut News', the Society's monthly newsletter, which has a double page article about the campaign - available online here.
Council unanimously committed to Leaving Radiata Plateau Wild
Fantastic news! Last night Mayor Mark Greenhill and the Blue Mountains City Council voted unanimously in support of full protection of Radiata Plateau. As part of this commitment Council will be asking the State and / or Commonwealth Government to acquire the land for inclusion in the Blue Mountains National Park. The community thanks the Mayor and Labor, Liberal, Greens and Independent Councillors for their support for the campaign.
This comes just days after the owners of the Plateau indicated that they were considering their options in terms of the Plateau and open to further conversation about its future.
It's been an exciting week and we are getting closer to securing the future of the Plateau.
Enjoy our new video and many thanks indeed for your ongoing support.
Now is the time to keep up the pressure and let the Government know of your commitment.
Help Council Commit to Leaving Radiata Plateau Wild
Mayor Mark Greenhill made a commitment at the rally to bringing forward a Mayoral Minute at the next Council meeting, asking Council to support full protection of the Plateau. This includes asking the State and / or Commonwealth Government to acquire the land for inclusion in the Blue Mountains National Park.
Thank you to everyone who made it to the rally on Sunday - we had a fantastic turnout.
We were delighted that Mayor, Mark Greenhill was able to join us and made a commitment to bringing forward a Mayoral Minute asking Council to support full protection of the Plateau, including asking the State and / or Commonwealth Government to acquire the land for inclusion in the Blue Mountains National Park.
Suzie van Opdorp, spokesperson for Trish Doyle MP, gave her support, recognising the need to protect the Plateau and that she was urgently seeking a meeting between the NSW Minister for the Environment, the Society and community members.
And a terrific thank you, too, to the climbers who joined us … awesome work!
We are seeking to have the Plateau purchased by the State or Commonwealth Government and be incorporated into the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
We greatly value your continued support and would love it if you could help us by spreading the word far and wide and by sharing on Facebook and Twitter too.
5th July Thank you so much for all your support at Winter Magic - we were delighted by the initial response and interest in the campaign. There were lots of cheers from the crowd during the parade and most importantly a lot of letters sent off to the Minister for the Environment.
With community awareness now growing we'd really like your help in spreading the word far and wide as this is our chance to secure the future of this stunning area and have Radiata (Elphinstone) Plateau become part of the National Park.
We are planning to host a major event at the end of this month (Sunday 30th July) so please keep that afternoon free - details will be released shortly.
1st June 2017
We are delighted to announce that Leave Radiata Plateau Wild will be launched at Winter Magic on Saturday 24th June.
Campaign planning has been underway for a little while and with the support of local residents and the outdoor community, we are looking forward reaching the broader community to raise awareness of the necessity of protecting Radiata Plateau from development.
The two of the three development applications that had been lodged have been refused, leaving one approved for a dwelling.
As such, we are firmly committed to seeking protection for the Plateau.