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Your Cumberland State Forest forest is in real danger of loss by overdevelopment and mis-management - if you don't protect it, you will lose it, FOR EVER!  Please help,  step up to the mark and defend and protect your valuable forest resource right now!  

This proposed Cumberland State Forest & Environs Civic Trust is formed to create a trustworthy, fair and practical environmental and social defence-mechanism; to actively preserve and protect the Cumberland State Forest and Environs against the predations of inappropriate levels of residential and commercial development now threatening the forest, the creeping commercialization evident within the forest and any negative actions of the NSW State Government through their appointed managers, The Forestry Corporation of NSW.

The West Pennant Hills Valley is defined as the area within the bounds of Castle Hill Road, Aiken Road, Taylor Street and Highs Road and by all roads within and leading into that space as previously defined. Central to that defined area is The Cumberland State Forest.

The trust is now proposed and will in the first instance be funded by Bill Leigh, a local resident and long-time user of the forest who certifies that upon establishment of the formal organization of the Civic Trust under RIPA Charter oversight, he will immediately renounce any claims and obligations the Trust may have to him and hand over without charge any and all assets, patents, rights, management and operational matters to the Trust Council. His involvement in the process is exclusively in a conceptual and creative process in establishing a fair, logical, practical, long-term, protective and preservative defense mechanism for the forest and the local environs.

In the present environment of great local stress generated by various Property Developer activities and the several procedural matters regarding the Hill’s Council and NSW State Government activities surrounding the re-zoning of land use definitions in the area; marked by much confusion and of overdevelopment and unsatisfactory land-use zoning demands now threatening the forest and the surrounding forest environs.

Responses are now actively sought from interested parties in joining in defence of the forest and environs in the establishment of and the ongoing activities of the Trust.

Bill Leigh  Forest Activist  

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