Celebrate EDO NSW’s 30 years of protecting the environment through law - EDO NSW

Celebrate EDO NSW’s 30 years of protecting the environment through law

The Northern rivers community will come together on Sunday 15 November for a benefit gig to celebrate environmental community legal centre EDO NSW’s 30 years of protecting the environment through law.

29 October 2015

The benefit gig at the Hotel Brunswick will feature renowned local acts Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-Ups, Ziggy Alberts, and Sara Tindley.

There will also be speeches from Aboriginal Elder and EDO NSW client Mick Ryan and Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson, plus the chance to win great raffle prizes.

“Our Northern Rivers office has been operating since 2006,” explains Sue Higginson, EDO NSW’s Principal Solicitor. “In that time, we’ve had the privilege of working with local community groups as they try to protect the unique biodiversity and ecosystems across Northern New South Wales. Recently, for example, we helped Aboriginal Elder Mick Ryan in stopping the removal of environmental protection from the North Lismore Plateau.”

“We’ve also enjoyed a lot of support from the Northern Rivers community for our work on national environmental law issues, including recent action on the Warkworth and Adani coal mines, and our current legal battle to protect whales in the Australian Antarctic Whale sanctuary."

Nina Lucas, EDO NSW’s Northern Rivers-based Outreach Solicitor says ”The benefit gig on the fifteenth is not just a celebration of our thirtieth anniversary – it’s also an opportunity for us to say thank you to the Northern Rivers community for your unrelenting support  of our work over the years. We’re so grateful to all our supporters in this region.”


  • When: Sunday, 15 November 2015 from 3pm to 8:30pm
  • Where: Hotel Brunswick, 4 Mullumbimby St, Brunswick Heads
  • Gold coin entry - kids get in for free!

For more information visit www.edonsw.org.au/northern_rivers_benefit_gig or contact EDO NSW on (02) 6621 1070 or education@edonsw.org.au.



EDO NSW is a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law.

Over the past 30 years, EDO NSW has run landmark legal cases on coal mines, coal seam gas projects, forestry, coastal development and threatened species. Our law reform work has helped set stricter air and water pollution standards, protected threatened species and precious wilderness, farmland and heritage buildings. Our work in rural and regional communities continues to empower the community to protect the environment through law.

Our Northern Rivers office has been providing legal services in public interest environment and planning law since 2006.

For more about EDO NSW, click here.


Media enquiries: Nina Lucas on (02) 6621 1070 or at education@edonsw.org.au.