Greater Sydney Citizens Panel

The Greater Sydney Commission has committed to developing metrics to track progress of the Greater Sydney Region Plan.

Expressions of Interest are sought from members of the community to sit on the Citizens Panel that will assist in developing these metrics.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 14 October 2018. For more information and to register click here.

Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

The NSW Environment Trust has now opened the 2019 round of the Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants program. Community organisations and government entities can apply for grant funds for projects that contribute to the ongoing sustainable management and stewardship of significant environmental assets and services.

Applications close 3pm, Monday 3 December 2018.  For more information and to download the guidelines click here.


SCCG Member Councils Training Day – AUSMAP

The Sydney Coastal Councils Group is hosting an AUSMAP training day for its members. Learn about AUSMAP and participate in a training session on the standardised field sampling methodology for collecting, sorting, and identifying microplastics.

Accreditation will take place in the afternoon session, for those wishing to become accredited in the microplastic sampling methodology.

SCCG Members only – to register click here.

4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2019

The Water Sensitive Cities Conference, hosted by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, will be held in Brisbane 26-28th March 2019. The 2019 Conference Theme is ‘Accelerating the transition to water sensitive cities: action and achievement’.  The Conference will hear great examples from Speakers on how water shapes our cities and towns into places that are more liveable, resilient and sustainable.

Register by 21 December 2018 to receive a 20% discount on your full 3 day conference registration (including dinner) or full 3 day conference registration (excluding dinner).

The Draft Event Program is currently available here.

For more information contact Clare Beeby (Event Manager), CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, +61 3 9902 4985 or email:

To register click here.

Cities Power Partnership National Summit

Registrations are now open for the inaugural Cities Power Partnership summit for current and prospective members of the Climate Council’s free national program supporting local climate action, which is now the largest program in Australia with 85 members.

The summit will feature case studies and include a local and international speaker lineup on topics ralating to carbon reduction targets, project financing, voluntary carbon markets and EV fleet. The summit will inspire and connect local governments and partners working on carbon emission reduction projects.

When & Where: 18-19 October 2018, Kiama

Register at

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 

Get The Site Right Campaign

The Get the Site Right Campaign was launched by the Parramatta River Catchment Group a couple of years ago to raise awareness of the impacts of water pollution /sediments from building sites on the aquatic environment, and increase compliance based building inspections to ensure developers/builders are getting their site right.

During October 2017 and May 2018, the Sydney Coastal Councils Group partnered with the Parramatta River Catchment Group, Cooks River Alliance, Georges River Combined Councils Committee, NSW EPA and Department of Environment and Planning on the Get the Site Right Campaign.

To view the Get the Site Right Campaign video click here.

To view the Get the Site Right webinar on what to look for when assessing soil erosion and sediment control measures click here.