Member Councils and their AreasThe Sydney Coastal Councils Group Inc. (SCCG) was established in 1989 to promote co-ordination between Member Councils on environmental issues relating to the sustainable management of the urban coastal environment. The Group consists of 9 Councils adjacent to Sydney marine and estuarine environments and associated waterways, and represents nearly 1.3 million Sydneysiders.

Making Waves 

The SCCG Monthly Update

SCCG HAS MOVED!

SCCG has moved locations. You will now find us at the Manly Town Hall, 1 Belgrave Street, Manly.

WHAT'S ON

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 www.cppsummit.org.au 

NSW Coastal Conference

The NSW Coastal Conference is an annual three-day event including plenary sessions, concurrent speaker sessions, panel discussions, workshops. field trips (addressing some of the local coastal, estuary and marine management issues), networking events and the Annual NSW Coastal  Management Awards Dinner.

The Annual NSW Coastal Management Awards are presented to publicly recognise and acknowledge the contributions of individuals, groups, organisations and agencies toward the ecologically sustainable management of the NSW coastal zone.

Awards nominations close on 12th October. To nominate read the guidelines and complete the awards application form to submit online.

Early Bird Registration for the Conference closes on 21st September 2018. To Register click here.

 

SCCG NEWS

Biodiversity Month and Threatened Species Day

Biodiversity month is held in September every year to promote the importance of protecting and conserving biodiversity within Australia. 

Friday 7th September is Threatened Species Day, which raises awareness of our native flora and fauna that are at risk of extinction. 

Emergency Management Health Check

Are You Ready signSCCG, 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 

CoastAdapt

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) has launched CoastAdapt. Check out the latest climate change information, case studies, resources and tools. To view a webinar on the CoastAdapt Tool click here.

Citizen Science: CoastSnap

Check out this citizen science partnership between the Office of Environment and Heritage,
UNSW Water Research Laboratory and Northern Beaches Council. Community beach monitoring photo-point fixtures have been established at Manly Beach and North Narrabeen Beach.  Community members can become citizen scientists by using the photo-point fixtures to capture a photo of the beach and shoreline. These photos are collected and stored in the CoastSnap community
beach monitoring database, and are processed into time-lapse images capturing the shoreline position and beach width over time, providing a record of beach erosion, recovery cycles and long-term trends. For more information click
here.

 

 

 

 

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