North Coast

North Coast

The NSW North Coast is renowned for it's uncrowded surfing beaches, World Heritage rainforest, volcanic hinterland and vibrant communities.

The NSW North Coast is also a hot-bed of community activism that saw-off gas fracking and Bentley and protected the region's forests from logging operations at Terania Creek, but the Region still faces threats from inappropriate development, climate change and mining. 

Dawn Walker speaks about the NSW North Coast 2017 Floods

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