The Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA), represented by the Environmental Defenders Office, has successfully defended the Independent Planning Commission’s (IPC) refusal to approve a brand new coal mine on prime agricultural land in the Bylong Valley, NSW.

NSW State Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, presented Felicity Cahill with a NSW Government Community Service Award last week, acknowledging her tireless volunteer service in her local community of Drake.