New issue: Go Kart track proposed for Mt. Panorama - see CW Issues


The Central West Environment Council.

CWEC is an umbrella network of district environment groups in the Central West of NSW.  Member groups are based in Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo, Lithgow, Mudgee, Rylstone and other parts of the region.   We provide the opportunity for groups to share their experiences, swap campaigning tips, get help and advice and to socialise.

We had a great turnout for the meeting in Kandos on August 4th.  Such a lovely drive, although drepressingly dry. Almost all districts represented


We also agreed to host the Nature Conservation Council in Orange in late autumn/early winter in 2020, probably with the theme of water management.   The northern, southern and western region usually take turns at this.  This year it was on the north coast . The Central Western region has hosted in recent years in Dubbo, Bathurst & Lithgow, and Mudgee some time ago. 

We also agreed to set up a Facebook page, which I will do as soon as practical.


Scientists against land clearing

Read the letter describing Australia as a global deforestation hotspot

Next meeting to be held on Sunday April 5 2020 in Mudgee,  Watch this space  for details!

CWEC had a very good meeting on December 4th at Summer Hill Creek.  It was attended by representatives from Mudgee, Bathurst, Orange and the Belubula Headwaters.   Group reports are available upon request. 

LITHGOW An exiting new project to create a park and encourage tourism in the Garden of Stones - see CW Issues

Environmental NEWS


Although somewhat outside of the Central West of NSW, this news is worth reporting due to the number of battles the CW groups have to fight against coal mines. 


This win is extraordinary, not just because a win against coal is so rare, but because one of the main reasons for rejection was its contribution to climate change - so a first!


Environmental Water


Community forum on biodiversity REPORT

Sunday 8th July 10 am – 4 pm

Orange City Bowling Club

See 'Events'



Here are some interesting reports on what is happening with the environmental water recently released.

President, CWEC

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