BCCAN is an active environment group based in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. We invite you to take a "stroll" through our site to find out more about us.


Want to do something to address climate change?

Here are some things that you can do on-line to reduce the impact of your dollar on the environment.


  1. Banking:

Despite their greenspeak, the big 4 banks, Westpac CBA, NAB and ANZ invest heavily in the development and sale of fossil fuels. Write to your bank and urge them to stop investing your money in fossil fuels. If you are not happy with their answer or their performance, move your banking to one of the other banks listed here …… and let your former bank know your reasons.

An open letter to the Premier regarding the Native Vegetation Act

Dr David Goldney, distinguished ecologist and member of BCCAN, has sent an Open Letter to the Premier, Mike Baird, on the Native Vegetation Act. See file attachment.

Moving roos



By Tracy Sorensen

It's Spring, a time when yellow daffodils and wattles are joined by the pink blossoms of the plum trees. Magpies are swooping, other birds are feathering their nests. On the human front, there's the build-up to the annual car race, where the local mountain plays host to thousands of people and buzzing cars.

Rising Sea Levels and Ocean Pollution

By Laurana Smith

Steb Fisher to be guest speaker at BCCAN AGM

Steb Fisher


Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN) is pleased to announce the guest speaker at its upcoming Annual General Meeting, to be held at 6pm on Tuesday, October 18 in the Courtyard Room at the Bathurst RSL.

BCCAN Newsletter 32 August 2016

BCCAN's 32nd Newsletter, edited by Publicity Officer Laurana Smith.

NASA knows its stuff

OTC site, Carnarvon WA.

By Tracy Sorensen

The Great 21st Century Energy Challenge

BCCAN members, supporters and the wider community may be interested to attend a seminar on energy futures given by Dr Matthew Ives, research scientist at the University of Oxford, and his father Mike Ives, an expert in energy infrastructure.

Farewell, sounds of silence

By Tracy Sorensen

Last Saturday I watched as a group of residents from Napoleon Reef tied strips of red, white, blue, black and yellow fabric to old gum trees. It was an exquisite sunny winter day that brought out the colours lifting in the gentle breeze.

Rare white wallaroo of Mt Pan dies

The following is a media release sent to BCCAN on Friday 5/8/16. The white wallaroos of Mt Panorama were a feature of our 2015 "200 Plants and Animals" exhibition. Pic is a mounted photograph by Tim Bergen as it appeared in the exhibition. 

Wild storms give a picture of the future

By Tracey Carpenter

BCCAN is part of a nationwide network of people engaged on the frontline of climate impacts and the push for action to make our communities safe from extreme weather.

Mid north coast climate action group, CCA, president Harry Creamer had this to say about the horrifying east coast storms this week.

Successful farming and biodiversity go together

Farmers and environmentalists were once seen as sitting on opposite sides of the barbed wire fence, but that is rapidly changing.

The campaign against coal seam gas, or fracking, has seen so called “greenies” and farmers sitting side by side at the barricades trying to hold off mining interests that would alienate prime agricultural land.

Chris Marshall's paper on the Bathurst landscape

Chris & Mary Marshall have now retired to the south coast. They will be sorely missed by environmentalists in Bathurst. You can read Chris's outstanding paper on the Bathurst landscape by downloading the PDF.

Setting a lower voltage example for energy savings

EFFICIENCY: Bob Hill (BCCAN), Peter Harris (CSU) and Grant Christopherson (OEH) with an electricity substation on the Bathurst CSU campus. Pic by John Merkel.

By Tracy Sorensen

Heavy metal band AC/DC celebrated high voltage rock n roll, but when it comes to the environment, too much voltage can be a bad thing.

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