Entries by belinda

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 […]

Get The Site Right – May 2019

The Get the Site Right Campaign raises awareness of the impacts of water pollution /sediments from building sites on the aquatic environment. During May 2019, the Sydney Coastal Councils Group are partnering with the Parramatta River Catchment Group, Cooks River Alliance, Georges Riverkeeper, Lake Macquarie Council, NSW EPA and Department of Environment and Planning, to […]

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 […]

Aboriginal Land Clean Up and Prevention Program

This is an illegal dumping grant program managed by the NSW EPA. Individual grants of $10,000 to $75,000 are eligible for NSW Local Aboriginal Land Councils as well as local councils, government agencies, non government organisations working in partnership with a Local Aboriginal Land Council. The program is open until 30 September 2019, or until […]

Coastal Management – Delegation visits SCCG

On 4th October 2018, SCCG welcomed a delegation from India; including Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and Prasanta Kumar Panigraphy from the Government of Odisha, and Anuja Sukhla from IPE Global Ltd.  The delegation met with the SCCG to discuss coastal management in NSW, coastal processes, challenges local councils face in finding solutions to sustainable manage the […]

2017-18 State of the Beaches Report

The annual State of the Beaches Report 2017/18 has been released by Beachwatch. The State of the Beaches reports on water quality of swimming locations within ocean and harbour beaches across NSW. According to the NSW News published on 19 October, 85% of the state’s swimming sites have been rated as good or very good […]