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Next meeting is the AGM
 Sunday February 4th 2024 10 a.m. at 96 Russell St.  Bathurst.

Face to face, with lunch afterwards.

If you are interested in being part of the committee, please let me know and I can send you more information.




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 advocatef for the environment and provide the opportunity for groups to share their experiences, swap campaigning tips, get help and advice and to socialise.

Environmental NEWS

Murray Darling Basin Plan - evaluation. 

If you are interested in having input into this, send your responses to the following question to Cilla Kinross and she can raise them at the next Community Forum (Central West) 8th November.  The questions are: 


  1. What have been the challenges in implementing the Basin Plan and where could we do better?

  2. What has worked well and what have we achieved in 10 years?

  3. Did anything unexpected happen (positive or negative) as a result of the plan.

For more up-to-date news, follow us on Facebook

We now have a Facebook page for members. 

CWEC is still meeting mostly by zoom, but the AGM will hopefully be face-to-face.

And we are also looking for ideas on how to celebrate CWE'S 30 birthday next year.

 Our AGM was also by zoom.   No change in committee this year.

Climate and coal action rally in Bathurst on 27 April  2022.

This protest was to highlight the need to stop opening up areas for coal mining and to take real action to mitigate climate change was really well attended by CWEC representatives from all over the Central West (despite the pouring rain!).   Well done guys.

A follow up letter has been sent to Paul Toole, MP - see the submissions page. 

We have three new members in 2021 
Canobolas Conservation Alliance
Dubbo Environment Group
Futuring Orange

Welcome. To contact, see 'member groups' page

REGIONAL PLAN    A new submission has been done on the Central West and Orange Regional Plan 2041.  This is a significant document setting the future of development in the CW for 20 years and CWEC made many suggestions for improvement.

Go to the Resources page for full documents or use this link 

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

President, CWEC
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