Dear Sir/Madam, I STRONGLY oppose the NSW Governments proposed new land clearing laws, and support stronger protection for bushland and wildlife. I am concerned that the proposed changes will increase land clearing and carbon pollution, push wildlife closer to the brink of extinction and undermine the sustainability of our farmland. More land clearing is just so shortsighted , with so much land already degraded and unusable Why not strengthen the laws and propose more land to be rehabilitated The most productive farms are ones without salinity and erosion ...these farms always have vegetation , strong riparian corridors , wind buffers , nitrogen fixers ..... shade for livestock ...ect ect .. We know how to look after land , we know what tourists want ...healthy abundunt nature and wildlife PLEASE show common sense and decency STAND UP FOR YOUR PLANET....HOME ... I am very about concerned with proposed changes that will ...... Repeal the Native Vegetation Act 2003 and Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 - these are important laws that have led to a significant decrease in land clearing and habitat loss; Remove the requirement to maintain or improve biodiversity values, leading to a decline in environmental outcomes, soil health, water quality and salinity.......we cant get everything from overseas ... Limit important safeguards, such as red flag areas for environmentally sensitive areas; Expand the use of self-assessable codes, - this is a joke !! allowing landholders to clear trees with little oversight and no concern for habitat ... Increase the use of biodiversity offsets, with variations to like for like offsetting and allowing proponents to clear trees in exchange for paying money into a fund......... where will that money end up ? I call on the government to withdraw the Draft Biodiversity Conservation Act and Local Land Services Amendment Act, and commit to laws which will genuinely improve outcomes for nature. Please count this as my submission to the proposed biodiversity conservation reform package. I give permission for this submission to be made public. Yours Sincerely, Jane Anderson 2780

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