National Biodiversity Month

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and is a chance to reconnect with nature and discover the amazing ecosystems, plants, animals and microorganisms that live in Australia.  It also aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.  Get outdoors this September and appreciate biodiversity whether its on a bushwalk in one of our national park’s, joining a bushcare group as a volunteer, or discovering what’s in your own backyard.

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.

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 Sydney Coastal Councils Group again partnered with the Parramatta River Catchment Group, Cooks River Alliance, Georges River Combined Councils Committee, and the EPA and Department of Environment and Planning on the Get the Site Right Campaign launched on 1st May 2018. The Blitz day was held on 16 May – with over 100 compliance officers out in force inspecting 498 sites across Sydney and the Central Coast to ensure developers/builders were getting their site right.

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.

SCCG Has Moved!