Entries by belinda

Summerama 2019

Summerama 2019 is almost here. Join in the fun this summer! Discover our marine and coastal environments by participating in the  Summerama Activities Program, run throughout January 2019. Summerama is a fun day out for individuals, friends and families with activities on offer from kayaking to snorkelling tours to rock pool rambles to walks n’ […]

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 […]

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Grants Program

LGNSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has announced Round 1 of the Increasing Resilience to Climate Change program which will provide grant funds to NSW Councils to address climate change risks and vulnerabilities. Individual Councils can apply for grants between $30,000 and $120,000, whilst regional projects can apply for between $50,000 and […]

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 […]