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The Coastwatchers Association Incorporated is the leading community environmental and conservation group serving the South Coast of NSW, principally in the Shire of Eurobodalla between Narooma and Batemans Bay.

Welcome to our website. We aim to provide information and resources in this website such that it can be used as a significant community resource. We welcome comments or suggested improvements (click the envelope icon on the right to email).

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Coastwatchers submission re Koala inquiry August 2019

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Coastwatchers submission to ESC re Rural Lands Strategy Sept 2019

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Batemans Marine Park Zoning Map

This is a 3.3 megabyte PDF document that shows the various zones of the Batemans Marine Park.

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Letters from Jervis Bay Regional Alliance to Gilmore candidates in 2019 Federal election

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Climate Action Gilmore Bulletin – May 6th 2019

Coastwatchers is a proud member of Climate Action Gilmore

Events this week

  • Accelerate Film 9 May, Kinema Narooma. The 3rd and final screening of the 350 Australia Accelerate will be held on Thursday 9 May at 6pm. This screening will be the full length 55 minute version followed by guest speakers and a Q&A. $15 and $10 concession
  • Letter boxing the scorecard. To help please contact Allan on 
    0417 400 892.
  • Buy a Now or Never T-shirt. Sizes 12,16,18,20,22 only $15.. Contact Kathryn Maxwell contact.shasa@gmail.com 
  • Climate Action Gilmore stall at Farmers Market Tuesday 3pm
  • Climate Action Gilmore stall at Moruya Markets Saturday morning.
  • Hands Across the Sand Saturday 11 May, 11am South Broulee Beach contact Chantell 
  • Candidates Forum, Bateman’ Bay Soldiers Club, Tuesday 14 May 7.30-pm – 9pm.  Flyer attached.
  • Climate Conundrum with Will Steffen as main speaker. 6.30pm, Thursday 16 May St Peter’s College Broulee.
  • Polling day Saturday 18 May. We need people to put up two flute board signs at polling booth at South Durrus, Nelligen and Malua Bay. Contact Kathryn Maxwell contact.shasa@gmail.com or ring 0467 558 645 if you can help.

Recent Achievements

  • Follow this link to Climate Action Gilmore’s video clip featuring the song ‘Now or Never’ written and performed by talented Y12 student Sam Fletcher. Share it with your friends and help us to spread it far and wide. It was filmed by local photographer Gillianne Tedder with 50+ local people who came to Russ Martin Park last Monday and has already been viewed over 1,600 times on 350 Eurobodalla Facebook page..
  • The second of 350Eurobodalla’s screenings of the film Accelerate was held at the Bateman’s Bay Soldiers Club Auditorium on Thursday 2 May. ( The evening also was the premiere of our new climate action video ‘Now or Never’ written and performed by talented Y12 student Sam Fletcher and filmed by local photographer Gillianne Tedder who provided a selection of photos for this post too.)
  • Excellent stall at the Narooma Oyster Festival. People appreciate the white board display of the Labor, Greens and Liberal/National climate policies.
  • Commenced letter boxing the scorecard in Moruya, Broulee, South Durras.
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Climate Action Gilmore Scorecard re party policies on renewables and the environment

Climate Action Gilmore is a coalition of Eurobodalla 350, SHASA (Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance), Nature Coast Marine Group and The Coastwatchers Association Inc.

The Greens – Carmel McCallum

The Greens have a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and zero carbon emissions for Australia by 2040. The Greens want to end fossil fuel subsidies and ban all new coal mining and coal seam gas fracking. They will end broad scale land clearing and end logging of native forests. The Greens support vehicle emissions standards and electric charging stations. These initiatives will create 180,000 jobs.

Labor – Fiona Phillips

Labor has a target of 50% renewable electricity with a 45% reduction in emissions by 2030. Labor’s aim is zero emissions by 2050. Labor will put $10 billion into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and $5 billion into upgrading infrastructure for renewable electricity. $2 billion for batteries for home solar. $100 million for solar for low income people. Aim for 50% new vehicles to be electric by 2030 and $200 million for charging stations. A “Renewable Energy Zone” across South Australia’s Spencer Gulf region to create up to 1,300 clean energy jobs. $1 billion for solar panels across schools. These initiatives will create 75,000 jobs.

Liberal Party – Warren Mundine

The Liberals have an emissions reduction target of 26-28% by 2030, but they are using old Kyoto credits to achieve this. they key policy, the $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund has been cut from $200 million per year to $133 million per year. They plan to build Snowy 2.0 to provide pumped hydro storage. Liberals aim to have 25-50% of new vehicles to be electric by 2030, but they have run a scare campaign against Labor’s 50% target.

The Nationals – Katrina Hodgkinson

Katrina said she supports Coalition climate policies, but Nationals have no emissions reduction or renewable energy targets in their policy statements.

Independent – Grant Schultz

Grant said he will work in a bipartisan way to reach consensus on climate action.

United Australia Party – Milton Leslight

UAP has no targets for emissions reductions and is pro coal mining.

Authorised by Kathryn Maxwell, Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance, 3 Jeffery Place Moruya.

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Corn Trail Campaign Fact Sheet from Friends of the Mongarlowe River Inc

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Press Release April 2019 – Gilmore polling shows environment a big issue.

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Letters from Friends of the Mongarlowe to Environment Minister Upton & Forestry Minister Toole March 17th 2019 and EPA Response

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Marine park advisory body’s independence questioned after NSW minister’s comments made to fishers – ABC News

Doubts have been cast over the independence of a NSW marine park advisory body after a senior Liberal minister appeared to indicate to a meeting of recreational fishers he had influence over the make-up of the committeee.

Read the full ABC News story here.

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