SCCG Committees

The structure of the Group consists of:

  • The Full Group Committee: Membership consists of 1-3 elected and/or staff representatives (Delegates) as determined by the Member Council. Meetings are quarterly and direct the core activities of the SCCG. Nominated Honorary Members are appointed as observers to this Committee at the Annual General Meeting for their expertise and/or contribution to the work of the SCCG.
  • The Executive Committee: Membership consists of up to 8 elected delegates: a Chairperson, two Vice-Chairpersons (Ocean and Estuarine), a Secretary, a Treasurer, and up to three other Delegates. Delegates are appointed by vote at the AGM. The Committee meets quarterly, or as required.
  • The Technical Committee: Membership consists of one or more professional staff from each Member Council, including strategic planners, environmental officers, engineers, sustainability educators, and other relevant staff. The Technical Committee meets four times a year to exchange information, collaborate on current and emerging needs and develop regional projects and programs.
  • Dedicated working groups and advisory committees are also periodically established to advance specific issues and projects. These groups may comprise elected and/or technical members, and may occasionally include external experts and other stakeholders.

Membership is voluntary. The SCCG’s Constitution sets out the objectives and rules of the Group and will be implemented through the 2015-2019 SCCG Strategic Plan.

The work of the Group and these committees is facilitated by the SCCG Secretariat. The Secretariat is hosted by a financial Member Council. The Host Council is nominated and determined at an Annual General Meeting every three years.

Internal Committees

The internal committees of the SCCG continue to be well supported and achieve significant outcomes. Committees include:

  •  SCCG Full Group, Executive and Technical Committees
  •  SCCG Strategic Plan – Directional Committee
  •  SCCG Grants Committee
  •  SCCG Sydney’s Salty Communities – Working Group
  •  SCCG Sydney’s Salty Communities – Expert Reference Committee
  • SCCG Emergency Management Advisory Committee
  • NSW Coastal Reforms Advisory Committee 
  • Summerama Champions
  • SCCG / Sydney Water - Partnership Group
  • Other consultative / liaison groups on an as needs basis

External Committee Representation

The Group directly represents the interests of Member Councils and their coastal communities, via representation on numerous external committees including:

  • Interagency Riparian Boundaries Working Group
  • Malabar Headland Interagency Group
  • Sydney Regional Leadership Network (RLN) (NSW Premiers and Cabinet)
  • Towards a Resilient Sydney - Project Partners Group
  • NCCARF Phase II – Settlements and Infrastructure – Network Advisory Group
  • NCCARF Phase II - Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions Network Stakeholder Reference Group
  • NSW Coastal Conference Organising Committee
  • National Coastal Advocacy Group
  • NSW ROCs Group
  • Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Groups
  • Bureau of Meteorology Sydney Marine Weather Services Consultative Committee
  • Northern Sydney Environment Educators Network (observer)
  • Southern Sydney Sustainability Education Network (observer)
  • CRC Low Carbon Living (UNSW) Member

If you would like any further information on any of the internal or external committees please contact the SCCG Secretariat.

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