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The Coastwatchers Association Inc. 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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OEH response to Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal June 2018

“The Office of Environment and Heritage has reviewed your latest planning proposal resulting from the Rural Lands Study. Given that none of the changes that we suggested in our 2016 submission on this planning proposal have been adopted, we still retain a number of objections to the proposal.”

OEH response to Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal June 2018 (305KB .pdf)

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Ask the NSW Premier to end logging in state forests

Here’s a link to a page of the National Parks Association website, urging people and assisting them to send an email to Gladys Berejiklian urging her not to endorse the renewal of the Regional Forest Agreements, abandon radical changes to NSW logging laws, create the Great Koala National Park and commit to a just transition out of public native forest logging.

Please click through and have your say.

https://npa-nsw.good.do/endlogging/email-the-premier/

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Rural Land Services SE Submission to ESC re RLS – June 2018

Local Land Services SE submission re RLS June 2018 (106KB .pdf)

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NSW Rural Fire Service Letters to ESC re Rural Lands Strategy 2015, 2016, 2018

RFS RLS PP Response 28 June 2018 (5MB .pdf)

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Department of Primary Industries Submission to ESC re Rural Lands Strategy – June 22nd 2018

DPI Fisheries – Rural Lands Strategy Response – 22 June 2018 (111KB .pdf)

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Presentation to Council – Rural Lands Strategy – August 14th 2018

Presentation to Council Tues 14 Aug 2018 (67KB .pdf)

This presentation to Eurobodalla Shire Council was made by Reina Hill (Vice President of Coastwatchers) on Tuesday August 14th 2018 in support of Councillor Mayne’s motion that council defer voting on the Draft Rural Lands Strategy, and that Councillors and Council staff meet with the relevant NSW Government Departments that are objecting to the Strategy, to try and satisfy their objections.

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CW Submission – Integrated Forestry Operations Agreements – July 12th 2018

The NSW government has recently announced its intention to drastically weaken the logging rules (Integrated Forestry Operations Approval—IFOA) to remove numerous protections for NSW’s threatened species, koalas, old growth & rainforest and waterways.

Coastwatchers IFOA remake submission with covering letter. (80KB .pdf)

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IFOA Submission by SERCA, GSF & NPA – July 13th 2018

Submission to Environment Protection Authority from South East Region Conservation Alliance, the Great Southern Forest and the National Parks Association Far South Coast Branch, July 13th 2018.

IFOA submission – SERCA, GSF, NPA – July 13 2018 (662KB .pdf)

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Vale Helen Rees

Please find below an article regarding Helen Rees who was a long serving member of Coastwatchers.

JULY 5 2018 – 1:52PM (article reproduced from the Batemans Bay Post and shared on the Coastwatchers Facebook page)

Life’s dream blossomed

 RECOGNITION: Helen Rees and then President of Friends of ERBG Harry Phillips receive the award in the Environmental Science category, Seniors Week 2011.

RECOGNITION: Helen Rees and then President of Friends of ERBG Harry Phillips receive the award in the Environmental Science category, Seniors Week 2011.

Helen Rees, 1921-2018

The dream began “with the passion, commitment and perseverance of a small group of people and ends with a Botanic Garden of which we are all extremely proud.”

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NPA Briefing Note: Proposed changes to NSW’s logging laws.

New Logging Rules NPA IFOA_BriefingNote_May18V3 (170KB .pdf)

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