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 run the Get the Site Right Campaign across Sydney and the Central Coast.

Throughout May, developers/builders and DIYers beware – Council and EPA Officers will be out in force inspecting building sites to ensure they comply with sediment and erosion controls. Blitz day is Tuesday 14th May!

Is your site right?

View the Get the Site Right promo video here.

For further information go to ourlivingriver.com.au

Report all pollution incidents by calling the NSW Environment Line on 131 555 or contacting your local council.

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 coast and in sharing of costs to undertake works. The delegation shared information about their community, largely fisherman as stakeholders that are dependent on the coast for their livelihood.

The delegation also undertook a site visit to Collaroy/Narrabeen led by Craig Morrison from Northern Beaches Council, which provided firsthand experience of the beach and coastal hazards and management challenges faced by a local council and its community.

Emergency Management Health Check

SCCG, supported by the Office of Emergency Management (SEMP) grant, engaged Janellis to develop an online Emergency Management Health Check Tool for NSW Councils.

The Health Check Tool, as well as various templates and resources can be accessed from the Resource Toolkit at www.emhealthcheck.com.au