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 

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Emergency Management Health Check

Are You Ready signThe Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG) has finalised Phase 2: Development and implementation of an Emergency Management Health Check Tool for local government supported by the Office of Emergency Management (SEMP) grant.

SCCG engaged consultants Janellis to deliver
on the primary aspects of the project including the development of a functional, user friendly online Emergency Management Health Check Tool, a user guide and a resource toolkit. Six stakeholder engagement workshops were held across NSW between September and November. 

A Guide to the Health Check Tool and various templates and resources can now be accessed from the Resource Toolkit on the dedicated website.

The Health Check Tool is now open for all NSW Councils to complete. Go to 

 We encourage all Councils to complete the tool prior to June 2017.



Woollahra Council is hosting a screening of the documentary 'A Plastic Ocean', with Take 3's Tim Silverwood giving an introductory talk on plastics and taking action. Enjoy a fun evening out whilst also increasing your understanding of the impact that plastic pollution is having on our food chain. 

Wednesday 7th June, 6-9pm, Woollahra Library, Double Bay

To register click here.

Sydney Institute of Marine Science - Great Barrier Reef talk

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science is hosting a free public lecture in celebration of World Ocean's Day on Thursday 8th June. Associate Professor Jody Webster is the co-ordinator of the Geocoastal Research Group, in the school of Geosciences at the University of Sydney. Jody will be talking about  'The response of the Great Barrier Reef to major environmental changes: Lessons from the Geologic past'.

For more information and to book click here



NSW Coastal Conference 2017

The 26th annual NSW Coastal Conference will be hosted by Port Stephens Council in 2017 on 8-10th November, with the theme of "The Next Wave". The call for abstracts is now open with submissions closing on Friday 23rd June. For more information click here.


The Annual NSW Coastal Management Awards 

The Awards recognise contributions towards sustainable management of the coastal zone. Awards will be presented at the NSW Coastal Conference Dinner on 9th November. Award nominations open in May 2017.

For more information 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 by email at



LGNSW Flying-fox Grants Program
Grants are open to NSW local government organisations including councils, county councils and Regional Organisations of Councils (ROCs) managing Flying-fox camps. Collaboration with other partners are encouraged, particularly where multiple camps are involved or the camp occurs across tenures.

More information can be found here. Applications close 26 May 2017.


Sydney’s Salty Communities – Turning the Tide on Blue+Green Carbon

Sydney's Salty CommunitiesProjects under the Salty Communities Program have now wrapped up, with a very successful 'Lessons from the Sydney's Salty Communities' event held on 23 February 2017 to showcase the salty projects, outputs, outcomes, achievements and lessons. Thank you to the Federal Government for funding the program and to everyone who participated in the Salty Communities Program. 




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