Local environmentalists will hold a protest against Forestry Corporation logging on Sunny Corner road in Gladstone State Forest, starting at first light Monday morning.
Premier Berejijlian and Environment Minister Upton have ignored pleas to protect koala habitat in Gladstone State Forest from logging says the Bellingen Environment Centre.
The Forestry Corporation is a rogue organisation smashing the laws of environmental protection and the EPA are a failed regulator who appears to have given up.
Logging of koala habitat has started this week and Forestry Corporation has closed the forest so it can be done away from public scrutiny.
The community is left with no other choice to protest strongly and loudly in the forest on Monday said the Bellingen Environment Centre spokesperson.
As usual our protest will be entertaining, loud and colourful but will also be safe said the Environment Centre spokesperson.
A photograph of the operations taken today (copy attached) show a reckless disregard for catchment protection, showing that logging operations hard up against an unstable area of soil slumping created during the previous logging cycle some forty years ago.
The forest being logged is predominantly on very steep land, with erodible soils in an area of high summer rainfall.