Entries by SCCG Admin

Greening our City Grant Funding Opens!

The 2020 Greening our City grant program is now open! This grant supports local councils and their partners to enhance urban tree canopy and green cover across Greater Sydney. Up to 12.5 million is available to fund new grants under two streams for tree planting projects and demonstration projects. An information session is also being […]

Postponement of 29th NSW Coastal Conference

At the start of this month, the NSW Coastal Conference Organising Committee announced that this year’s conference would be postponed to 2021. However, the Committee is looking into an alternative option involving an online practitioner forum later this year with more details to come. In the mean time, make sure to save the date of […]

Get the Site Right

June Campaign The Get the Site Right campaign in June was aimed at increasing awareness of the dangers of runoff from building sites impacting the environment and encourage developers, builders and home renovators to implement appropriate erosion and sediment controls. The campaign kicked off in response to an increase in home renovation and DIY projects […]

Renewed Management for Aquatic Reserves

Existing rules at Sydney’s aquatic reserves will continue as announced in the Aquatic Reserve Notification published in the Government Gazette of 17 April 2020. No changes have been made to the boundaries or rules of these aquatic reserves. The Aquatic Reserve Notification can be found here.

New IPART Report

On 16 June, IPART released its Final Report on prices for Sydney Water services. As was indicative in the draft IPART report and supported in the SCCG submission, $80M has been approved for Sydney Water in discretionary funding that comprises $62.7 for the wastewater treatment program at Diamond Bay and $22.4 for the Waterway Health […]

Long Reef Turns 40!

The State’s first aquatic reserve is celebrating its 40th anniversary, as a pivotal resource for marine education for all! NSW Department of Primary Industries Program Leader Marine Planning Rodney James said the Long Reef Aquatic Reserve, in Sydney’s northern beaches was declared in 1980, to protect rocky shore plants and animals (invertebrates and cunjevoi), after marine […]

New NSW Coastal Council

On 8 May 2020, Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock issued a media release to announce the appointment of the new NSW Coastal Council. Ms Annelise Tuor has been appointed as the Chair, with out-going Chair Bruce Thom continuing on as a member of the Council. Of the 7 positions held by the Council, 4 […]

Operation Turbo Reef: Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

Operation Turbo Reef has so far seized 6,251 marine invertebrates and issued $63,000 in fines over the Australia Day long weekend. This initiative of NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries Compliance Unit is designed to target illegal shellfish collection in the Sydney metropolitan region. This year, the operation tasked a new mobile squad to specifically […]

COVID-19 and Ocean Pools

  Updated advice has been received from NSW Health regarding ocean pools. From 15 May, swimming in outdoor pools is permitted where there are no more than 10 people allowed in the pool. Users must maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres. Please refer to the NSW Health and NSW Government’s COVID-19 website for updates here. […]