Kirsty Ruddock gave a thought provoking presentation to the 2011 AGM.  Kirsty is Principal Solicitor with the Environmental Defenders Office, a not-for-profit community legal centre.

She described how the EDO takes on legal cases that can be used to set precedents to improve environmental outcomes.  She also explained how EDO can assist community groups to protect the public interest in the natural and built environment, including our precious heritage buildings.

She alerted us to the new directions in planning legislation in NSW and urged us to get together with other community groups to state what we believe needs to change.