The 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 15 Councils adjacent to Sydney marine and estuarine environments and associated waterways. Member Councils include: Botany Bay, Hornsby, Leichhardt, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney, Pittwater, Randwick, Rockdale, Sutherland, Sydney, Warringah, Waverley, Willoughby and Woollahra. The Group represents over 1.4 million Sydneysiders. The SCCG covers 1346 km2 and encompasses the waterways of the Hawkesbury River, Broken Bay, Pittwater, Port Jackson, Middle and North Harbours, the lower Lane Cove River, Botany Bay, the lower Georges and Cooks Rivers, and Port Hacking.
To provide leadership through a coordinated approach to sustainable coastal management.
To promote cooperation between, and coordination of actions by Member Councils on issues of regional significance concerning the sustainable management of the urban coastal environment.
The SCCG is a voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) established under the provisions of sections 355, 357 and 358 of the Local Government Act, 1993. The functions and powers of the Group are provided in the Constitution and have been ratified by all of the Member Councils. The Group was incorporated in February 1998 under the Associations Incorporation Act, 1984.
The SCCG’s Strategic Plan has been prepared to document and highlight the SCCG strategic focus for the next 4 year period (July 2010 – June 2014). This document represents the sixth Business Plan of the SCCG since its inception in 1989.
The purpose of this document is to provide SCCG Members and external stakeholders with details of the SCCG including background, structure, members, overarching Sydney regional coastal management guidelines principles and SCCG strategies.
This is a dynamic strategy that is evaluated annually and comprehensively reviewed after 3 years.
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The Constitution sets out the name; aims and objectives; membership; representation from Member Councils; details for determining the chairperson and meeting arrangements; voting; what represents a quorum; business at meetings; powers of the Group, Executive Committee and other types of committees; employment of staff; advisory committees, office location; financial matters; annual reporting; cooperative arrangements; termination of membership; amendments; termination of the Group and declaration of pecuniary interests, resolution of internal disputes, common seal, custody and inspection of books.
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This Statement of Business Ethics applies to Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG) Member Councils representatives, staff, contractors and business associates dealing with Sydney Coastal Councils Group.
The SCCG is committed to conducting its business in a sound commercial and ethical manner and this Statement of Business Ethics sets out the standards the SCCG requires of its Member Council representatives, staff, contractors and business associates. Both SCCG staff and private sector employees must always be aware of the ethical standards its Member Councils demand when SCCG money is used either directly or indirectly.
The SCCG will demonstrate and practice a professional and ethical approach to all its business activities and all SCCG staff are required to conduct their activities in accordance with the SCCG host council Code of Conduct (City of Sydney) and observe a high standard of probity, ethical behaviour and integrity in their business dealings.
All individuals and organisations that deal with the SCCG are required to comply with these standards of ethical behaviour in their dealings with SCCG.