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 9 Councils adjacent to Sydney marine and estuarine environments and associated waterways, and represents nearly 1.3 million Sydneysiders.

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SCCG has moved locations. You will now find us at the Manly Town Hall, 1 Belgrave Street, Manly.


Shark Awareness Day- 14 July

Saturday July 14th is Shark Awareness day.  Why not celbrate the day by actively learning more about sharks and the threats they face in their own environment. Take time to reflect on the important role that sharks play in the marine ecosystem, and consider what we can do to protect sharks while also taking responsibility for our own personal safety and minimising risks during recreational pursuits. #SharkAwarenessDay

SPLASH Greater Sydney Water Smart Cities Forum

This forum will enable you to learn about great work being carried out across Sydney transitioning to a water smart city and take part in break-out sessions on 'integrated water management', and progressing priority actions. 

When: Tuesday 24 July, 1.45-5pm

Where: Sydney Water, 1 Smith Street, Parramatta

Registrations $36 pp. Click here to register.

Plastic Free July

Join the movement and 'choose to refuse' single-use plastics this July. Take up the challenge and say goodbye to the plastic bags, straws and take-away coffee-cups - its easy once you get started with lots of environmentally friendly alternatives to choose form instead. For more information or to join up click here

Cities Power Partnership National Summit 

Registrations are now open for the inaugural Cities Power Partnership summit for current and prospective members of the Climate Council's free national program supporting local climate action, which is now the largest program in Australia with 85 members.

The summit will feature case studies and include a local and international speaker lineup on topics ralating to carbon reduction targets, project financing, voluntary carbon markets and EV fleet. The summit will inspire and connect local governments and partners working on carbon emission reduction projects.

When & Where: 18-19 October 2018, Kiama

Register by 30 June to receive discounted early-bird rates. Register at 


Get The Site Right Campaign

The Sydney Coastal Councils Group again partnered with the Parramatta River Catchment Group, Cooks River Alliance, Georges River Combined Councils Committee, and the EPA and Department of Environment and Planning on the Get the Site Right Campaign launched on 1st May 2018. The Blitz day was held on 16 May - with compliance officers out in force ensuring developers/builders were getting their site right.

To view the Get the Site Right Campaign video click here.

To view the Get the Site Right webinar on what to look for when assessing soil erosion and sediment control measures click here

Emergency Management Health Check

Are You Ready signSCCG, 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 


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.

Citizen Science: CoastSnap

Check out this citizen science partnership between the Office of Environment and Heritage,
UNSW Water Research Laboratory and Northern Beaches Council. Community beach monitoring photo-point fixtures have been established at Manly Beach and North Narrabeen Beach.  Community members can become citizen scientists by using the photo-point fixtures to capture a photo of the beach and shoreline. These photos are collected and stored in the CoastSnap community
beach monitoring database, and are processed into time-lapse images capturing the shoreline position and beach width over time, providing a record of beach erosion, recovery cycles and long-term trends. For more information click


Environmental Education Grants  

The OEH is providing Environmental Education Grants for projects that develop knowledge, skills, commitment to, and ongoing participation in protecting the environment.  A total of $500,000 is available.  For more information click here.



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