One of the best investments NSW can make is the protection of nature. Healthy, natural ecosystems provide billions of dollars worth of goods and services essential for the wellbeing of local communities and businesses in NSW. From erosion control and flood mitigation to clean water and fresh fish, natural ecosystems underpin the social and economic fabric of this state.
The environment is consistently rated by NSW residents to be of huge importance. Failure to invest in sound management of land and natural resources imposes huge costs on local communities, particularly in rural areas, and increases vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change.
There is an urgent need for action to protect our native wildlife, restore our natural ecosystems to health and connect wildlife corridors across the state.