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Submissions to Government

STEP CampaignsWaratahSTEP is continually responding to relevant issues. These may be comments on plans of management for natural areas, the questioning of inappropriate development proposals, taking land managers to task for neglect or inappropriate management actions, and a myriad of other matters that seem to occur far too often. Click here for our submissions to government.

Blue Gum High Forest

In 2007 the Blue Gum High Forest Group, a coalition of concerned groups, won their long-running campaign to protect the Blue Gum High Forest in St Ives read more

Bushland Tracks and Trails

STEP is of the view that there are many positive aspects to a system of well-planned and well-maintained tracks and trails in urban bushland read more


Many media commentators and some environmentalists seem to believe that the population debate is all a dog-whistling exercise orchestrated by the bigoted and xenophobic. While there are of course some of those people around that is far from STEP’s position read more

Powerful Owls

STEP is hosting information on protecting powerful owls in Sydney on behalf of the Powerful Owl Coalition read more


STEP has participated in the debate about expressway construction for 35 years. We were very involved in the campaign that resulted in the proposed expressway through the length of the Lane Cove Valley bushland being abandoned and have participated by responding to all proposals such as the original M2 and the proposed F3 to M2 and M7 link read more

St Ives Showground

In early 2010 Ku-ring-gai Council placed the draft options for St Ives Showground and precinct lands on public exhibition read more

Stringybark Ridge

Stringybark Ridge is part of the Berowra Valley National Park. The main parties involved seemed then to be in agreement that this is how it should remain. However in March 2015 NPWS issued a new draft PoM which proposed a spectacular reversal of their own previous policy read more

Sydney Adventist Hospital Site

The Wahroonga Estate Concept Plan was approved by the NSW Minister of Planning on 31 March 2010. This approval brought to an end a saga that began in early-2007 read more

UTS (Ku-ring-gai Campus)

For the last 25 years, STEP has been involved with the future and conservation of urban bushland at the University of Technology Sydney campus at Lindfield read more