Category Archives: Coastal Management

The Nexus Report: Nature Based Solutions to the Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

Authors: Charles Victor Barber, World Resources Institute; Rachael Petersen, Earthrise Services; Virginia Young, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society; Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, Cyril Kormos, Wild Heritage. The climate change and biodiversity crises that the world faces are closely intertwined – and … Continue reading

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Joint Letter to NSW Premier re proposed windback of sanctuary zones in marine parks – July 29th 2020

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Letters to Ministers re Batemans Marine Park Amnesty and Rezoning of Sanctuary Zones – May 2020

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Batemans Marine Park Sanctuary Zones to be Abolished

The information below was sent by the Nature Coast Marine Group regarding the abolition of sanctuary zones in the Batemans Marine Park without scientific assessment or public consultation and even without consulting the Batemans Marine Park Advisory Committee. Click through … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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NCMG & CW Submission to Southern NSW Marine Tourism Strategy: Stakeholder Workshop (Narooma)

The following comments represent feedback by the Nature Coast Marine Group and Coastwatchers on the discussion paper prepared for the Narooma workshop in March 2018. The discussion paper does not mention the State Government’s 2014 Marine Estate Community Survey, which … Continue reading

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CW request to Council to adopt OEH Long Beach Sandy Place Reserve Coastal Wattle management Sep 2017 Report

Dear Mayor and Councillors – Eurobodalla Shire Council I am writing in response to The Long Beach Community Association letter to Coastwatchers requesting our support for the Long Beach Coastal Wattle Management Project as outlined in the attached OEH Report … Continue reading

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Long Beach Coastal Management Project

In response to The Long Beach Community Association letter to Coastwatchers requesting our support for the Long Beach Coastal Wattle Management Project, we provide the following response. In the first instance, we acknowledge the ecological value of Coastal Wattle as … Continue reading

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Coastal Management Report Feb 9th 2018

Please note that the reports formerly called CEMAC Reports in the Coastwatchers website will from now be called Coastal Management Reports. Background The NSW Government is working to deliver a new legislative and regulatory framework to better equip coastal communities … Continue reading

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CEMAC Report July 7th 2017

To date there has been no update on the new coastal management legislation. The following information is on the Planning website: Thank you to all who have taken the time to provide feedback on various aspects of the coastal reform … Continue reading

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Wharf Road Coastal Zone Management Plan Back for Final Certification with Minister

The submerged and tidal land at Wharf Road Batemans Bay (400 metres from the bridge) has, indirectly and directly, been on Council Agendas for over 30 years. It is shortly to be progressed when the NSW Minister for Planning and … Continue reading

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New NSW Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy (MC SEPP)

Earlier this month the Association made a detailed submission to NSW Planning, regarding the Department’s recently released draft MC SEPP. The Association supported the thrust of the SEPP, along with a number of recommended changes. The draft MC SEPP is … Continue reading

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CW Submission re Coastal Management SEPP – Jan 12th 2017

Coastwatchers submission of 12th January 2017 to NSW Govt re Draft Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy CW Submission CMSEPP 2017-01-12 (147KB PDF, opens in a new tab).

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CEMAC Report October 12th 2016

CEMAC Report on Coastal Management Progress Coastwatchers Committee Meeting October 12th 2016; written by Reina Hill The new Coastal Management Act 2016 communicates the NSW Government’s vision for coastal management. It reflects the vital natural, social, cultural and economic values … Continue reading

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CW Submission to South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy Sept 24th 2014

Coastwatchers Submission to the South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Response Framework – REF: E13.7268 Coastwatchers is strongly supportive of the Precautionary Principle and its relevance to the issue of climate change and sea level rise in … Continue reading

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