At any point in time, the Blue Mountains Conservation Society has several campaigns on the go. Some are short term - like an Election Campaign; others span many years - like Protect the Gardens of Stone.
Details about members of the BMCS management committee are on our Society Office Holders webpage.
Huge plant diversity, including more than 1,000 species and 33 different vegetation communities (15 of which are threatened or poorly conserved), ancient montane heathlands; nationally endangered upland swamps and a unique species of snow gum.
Learn about the amazing Gardens of Stone, why it needs protecting and how you can help our campaign.
Visit our Gardens of Stone webpages.
The Society is proposing additions to the Blue Mountains National Park. This would require an assessment by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to determine whether to acquire them and add them to the Blue Mountains National Park.
It is important to note that acquisition by the NPWS of privately held land to add to the national park system is via negotiation. Privately held land is not compulsorily acquired for addition to the national park system.
The inclusion of these areas into the Blue Mountains National Park will protect areas of conservation significance which have threatened species, geological features and/or aboriginal heritage.
Visit our Proposed Strategic Additions webpage.
Planning and development in the Blue Mountains is determined by its Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and its Development Control Plan (DCP).
The LEP is a statutory instrument to which all new development must comply. While the DCP is a policy document that the Council uses when considering whether to grant development consent. The Society has been heavily involved for decades in reviews and discussions on new and amended LEPs.
We make submissions on development applications which are large and complex and which we believe will have a significant negative environmental impact.
The Society has developed a Planning and Development Resource Kit to help residents take appropriate action on environment-related matters.
Visit our Planning and Development webpage.