GREENS DEAL: NSW Labor leader Luke Foley (right) has released the Opposition’s environment plan and announced a preference deal with The Greens.
GREENS DEAL: NSW Labor leader Luke Foley (right) has released the Opposition’s environment plan and announced a preference deal with The Greens. Marc Stapelberg

Labor goes Green with its environment plan

LABOR has unveiled what it calls the "most comprehensive environment plan" ever presented to NSW and announced a preference deal with The Greens.

Opposition leader Luke Foley promised $150 million for new national parks - including a koala sanctuary in the state's north - and the creation of a marine park in Sydney Harbour.

He said Labor would ban cable-logging across NSW, lift restrictions on wind farming and legislate a 20% renewable energy target by 2020 in government.

"There can be no new approach for New South Wales without a bold age-nda for environmental protection and climate change," Mr Foley said.

"This is one of the passions of my public life."

The Opposition has struck a preference deal with The Greens agreeing to preference Labor ahead of the Coalition in 25 lower house seats, including Ball-ina, Lismore and Tweed on the North Coast.

Newtown and Balmain electorates are possible wins for The Greens and are off the preference list.

Labor has agreed to direct preferences on its upper house how-to-vote cards to Greens candidates.

The Greens will return the favour.