Entries by belinda

SCCG Rock Pool Ramble

Have you ever wondered what lives in Sydney’s rock pools, and why these marine creatures are so important? Join us in exploring the rock platform at the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. When: Thursday 28 November 2019, 4pm Where: In front of the Bower Restaurant, Manly This is a free community event as part of […]

State of the Beaches Report 18-19

The 2018-19 State of the Beaches Report has been released by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Water quality has improved in 2018-19, assisted by dry weather. 98% of the 126 open ocean beaches have been graded as good or very good, with 5 beaches being upgraded to very good due to improved microbial […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]