EDO NSW - Lismore, NSW
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EDO New South Wales- Lismore NSW
- Has studied environmental law
- Excellent written and legal research skills.
- Commitment to the protection of the environment and public participation in environmental decision-making.
- Able to undertake an initial probation period (2-3 days) to see how it works out, prior to committing to the placement.
- Flexible to undertake short or long-term placements.
About this Legal Assistance Service (LAS)
EDO NSW is part of a national network of EDO offices specialising in environmental law. The Northern Rivers office, based in Lismore, has an active volunteer program. This office assists conservation groups, resident groups and individuals to protect the natural and built environment of the Northern Rivers region through community education and legal advice and representation.
EDO NSW runs important public interest litigation matters and participates extensively in policy and law reform on environmental matters, including climate change and energy, coastal, marine and fisheries management, planning development and heritage, pollution, mining and coal seam gas.
EDO NSW provides assistance in relation to all types of environmental and planning matters, including:
- Development applications
- Air, water, and noise pollution
- Wildlife protection
- Environmental Impact Assessments
About the Lismore and the surround region:
Lismore is a regional city in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, at the confluence of the Wilsons River and Leycester Creek, just over an hour’s drive south of the New South Wales/Queensland border. Known as the ‘Rainbow Region’, the city is a vibrant and culturally diverse community with a thriving arts culture and relaxed laid back lifestyle, within a short distance of picturesque National Parks and beaches.
The traditional owners of Lismore are the Wiyabal people of the Bundjalung nation, who maintain deep and continuous connection with the land and waters, dating back thousands of years. The lands of the Bundjalung nation extend from the Logan River in Queensland, south to the mouth of the Clarence River and west to the Great Dividing Range.
The city of Lismore developed from the mid 1800’s off the back its magnificent reserves of red cedar, cut from the vast expanse of rainforest known as the ‘Big Scrub’ that once blanketed the region. As the timber-getters moved west, the land was opened up to pastoral reserves. Lismore today has a diverse economy with health care, education, retail and agriculture among the top industries.
Telephone: (02) 6621 1070
Address: 16 Carrington Street Lismore, NSW 2480
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