Member Councils and their AreasThe Sydney Coastal Councils Group Inc. (SCCG) was established in 1989 to promote co-ordination between Member Councils on environmental issues relating to the sustainable management of the urban coastal environment. The Group consists of 11 Councils adjacent to Sydney marine and estuarine environments and associated waterways, and represents nearly 1.5 million Sydneysiders.

Making Waves 

The SCCG Monthly Update

Emergency Management Health Check

Are You Ready signThe Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG), supported by the Office of Emergency Management (SEMP) grant, engaged Janellis to develop an online Emergency Management Health Check Tool for NSW Councils.

The Health Check Tool, as well as various templates and resources can be accessed from the Resource Toolkit at 

So far 40 NSW Councils have requested access to the tool. All NSW Councils are encouraged to complete the tool before the end of August.


The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) has launched CoastAdapt. Check out the latest climate change information, case studies, resources and tools. To view a webinar on the CoastAdapt Tool click here.


New guidelines have been prepared for the environmental impact assessment process for state significant development. A guidance series (nine documents) are currently on public exhibition until 1st September 2017.  The documents can be accessed at

An Information workshop is being held on Thursday 10th August, Rydges World Square, Pitt Street, Sydney (12noon-2.30pm), or join the breakfast information session on 11 August 2017. To register go to:

Keep Australia Beautiful

August 21-27th is Keep Australia Beautiful Week. To help keep our coasts, waterways, parks, bushland, and our general environment clean and free of litter - take the pledge #LitterRally - to pick up at least one piece of litter per day during Keep Australia Beautiful Week and beyond. To take the pledge click here.



LGNSW Water Management Conference 2017

The LGNSW Water Management Conference presents local government with a broad range of information on water policy, water management and issues associated with water supply and sewerage services provided by council-owned and operated local water utilities.

The 2017 conference will be held from Monday, 4 September to Wednesday, 6 September 2017. For further information

Contact Sascha Moege, Senior Policy Officer on 02 9242 4045 or


Stormwater NSW Conference 2017

Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, 6-8th September 2017. For more information or to register click here.


Living Waterways Framework Workshop

The Framework is a tool to review project design for waterway related works and encourages inclusion of livability, resilience and sustainability outcomes. Local and state government are encouraged to register a table of participants (min. 5, max. 8) from various multidisciplines. The workshop will provide an overview of the Framework and will use the framework to critique a water related project. Workshops include: Friday 25 August – Parramatta, or Tuesday 5 September – Newcastle. For more information or to register contact Kristy Good on 0459366938 or 



20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round Three

The Australian Government is seeking applications from eligible groups or individuals interested in undertaking a tree planting project as part of the 20 Million Trees Program.

Applications are invited for projects seeking funding between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive). Projects may occur on public and private land; in urban, peri urban and regional areas across Australia.

This is the third, and final, 20 Million Trees Competitive Grants Round. Applications Close 2.00pm AEST Tuesday 15 August 2017. For more information click here.




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