Entries by belinda

Constructing and Managing Wetlands, Bioretention Basins and Floating Rafts

This two-day workshop to be held on 24-25th October 2019, will focus on practical operations of tools and emerging technologies in knowing water plants, managing habitats and monitoring wetlands. The workshop will highlight lessons learnt from successful management and monitoring by using  practical tools. Participants will learn: • Rapid identification of water plants and weeds • […]

Marine and Coastal Education Survey

NSW DPI have contracted Deakin University to conduct a survey to gather examples of successful and innovative marine and coastal education programs from around the world. The survey is the final stage in a Marine Estate Education Strategy for NSW.  Marine and coastal educators are encouraged to fill in the survey. To complete the survey […]

Environmental Education Grants

The Environmental Education Grants Program is open for expressions of interest. This program supports projects that develop knowledge, skills, commitment to, and ongoing participation in, protecting the environment. Tier 1 projects – up to $60,000 for a 2-3 year project timeframe. Applications close 22 July 2019. Tier 2 projects – from $60,001 – $25,000 for […]

MyCoast NSW Study

The MyCoast NSW Study was undertaken by UNSW in partnership with the Sydney Coastal Councils Group and NSW Surf Life Saving, and funded through the joint State and Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program. The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the […]

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Grants Program

The second round of funding for the ‘Increasing Resilience to Climate Change’ grants program has opened on 1st July 2019. A total of $1,162,000 grant funding is available for Round 2. Grants between $30,000 to $120,000 are available to individual councils, whilst grants between $50,000 to $300,000 are available for regional projects to coordinate adaptation […]

Media Release – 2 May 2019

Regulating Run-off: Polluters Targeted During May Inspection Blitz Building sites that fail to control their runoff will be in the firing line this month as the Get the Site Right campaign gets underway. The Get the Site Right compliance and education campaign will last throughout May, with council and EPA officers targeting erosion and sediment […]

Data Collection on Flying-Fox Heat Stress

Data is being collected to better understand the impacts of heat-stress on flying-fox species and to build a repository of flying-fox heat stress events.  If you have information on a local flying-fox camp that has been affected by heat-stress (past or present) please complete the Flying-fox heat stress data form developed by Western Sydney University, […]

SCCG Media Release – 11 December 2018

Endangered Shorebirds Threatened by Dogs on Protected Beaches: Endangered shorebirds in the Sydney region are being threatened by irresponsible pet owners illegally allowing their pets onto protected beaches.  Some of Sydney’s beaches provide vital habitat for species such as the threatened Little Penguin and the Pied Oystercatcher. Dogs are a key risk to these birds […]

SCCG Media Release – 28 November 2018

Concerns Over Water Pollution Impacts from Tunnel Construction:   Councillor Lynne Saville, Chair of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG) has reported that “some Councillors from its member councils are concerned there may be adverse environmental impacts on water quality in the Sydney and Middle Harbours as a result of construction work associated with the Western Harbour Tunnel and Northern Beaches Link Tunnel”. SCCG represents 9 estuarine and coastal councils […]