Category Archives: Planning & Law

ESC Media Release: Council powers up with renewable energy – April 2021

Eurobodalla Council has signed a landmark 10-year agreement to source the bulk of its energy from renewablesfrom July.Electricity generated by solar farms at Parkes and Griffith, and from wind farms in the New England area due tocome online in 2024, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor (The Beagle): Plenty of better solutions than simply switching off legislation that protects wildlife: August 6th 2020

The Beagle Editor, Commenting on ‘lnnes presses to Switch off Biodiversity to allow bushfire rebuilds‘ It is really sad to hear this coming from the Mayor of our council. Our recently amended environmental regulations in NSW are already quite relaxed … Continue reading

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

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CW Submission re RLS Stokes 23 Sep 2019

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Coastwatchers submission to ESC re Rural Lands Strategy Sept 2019

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Presentation in relation to Item PSR19 Ordinary Council Meeting 13 August 2019

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SHASA Media Release – Nature Coast or Developers’ Coast?

Media Release – Broulee Meeting – Rural Lands Strategy 18 November 2018 A public meeting will be held on Sunday 18th November at 2pm at Captain Oldrey Park, Broulee to raise awareness and engage with the community about the effects … Continue reading

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Public Meeting Notice – RLS – Nov 18th 2018

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Rural Lands Strategy Update from the Nature Coast Alliance

UPDATE ON THE RURAL LANDS STRATEGY/PLANNING PROPOSAL OCTOBER 2018 Most of you will be aware that Eurobodalla Shire Council adopted the Rural Lands Planning Proposal on 28 August 2018 as exhibited with only very minor changes. Our monitoring suggests some … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON THE RURAL LANDS STRATEGY/PLANNING PROPOSAL OCTOBER 2018

Most of you will be aware that Eurobodalla Shire Council adopted the Rural Lands Planning Proposal on 28 August 2018 as exhibited with only very minor changes. Our monitoring suggests some 1100 submissions were received by Council by 28 August … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Office of Environment and Heritage response to Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal

OEH response to Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal (305Kb .pdf) OEH Attachment 2 – Maps of where OEH has retained an objection to the zoning or minimum lot size pgs 1-10 (5MB .pdf)

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Coastwatchers Submission to Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal to amend Eurobodalla LEP 2012 – June 22nd 2018

Coastwatchers submission 22 June 2018 RLS Proposal amendents to ESC LEP 2012 (245KB .pdf)

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Eurobodalla Challenged on its Rural Lands Strategy Proposal – Council warned of multi-million dollar oyster industry loss – The Beagle

Public Access before the Ordinary Council meeting of June 12th saw three very strong representation presented to Councillors in regards to the proposed Rural Lands Strategy. Please click here to read the full article on The Beagle website.

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ESC Rural Lands Strategy Proposal – Suggested Points for writing Submissions

Eurobodalla Shire Council is proposing very significant planning changes under their new Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal If we don’t object to these changes the conservation values and long term future of this beautiful area will be compromised. 

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Guide Letter re Rural Lands Strategy Planning Proposal

ESC RLS Guide Letter June 2018 (123KB .pdf) ESC RLS Guide Letter June 2018 (9KB .docx) ESC RLS Guide Letter June 2018 (110KB .rtf) The text of the above guide letter appears below. Name . Address . Date . General Manager Eurobodalla Shire … Continue reading

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Rural Lands Zoning Dispute – Bay Post Online – May 31st 2018

The axing of E3 zoning in the Eurobodalla is just one of Coastwatchers’ concerns about the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Rural Lands Strategy, currently on public display.

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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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Court finds NSW Government land-clearing laws invalid

The Land and Environment Court today ruled the NSW Government’s land-clearing laws invalid because they were made unlawfully.

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CW Submission to ESC re No Investments in Fossil Fuel Industries – March 7th 2018

Submission to Eurobodalla Shire Council. Amended Investment Policy   Ref. No. EOO4623 Due date Wednesday 7th March 2018 Coastwatchers supports and endorses Council’s policy to exit investment in fossil fuel industries. Coastwatchers urges all Councillors to vote for the Amended Investment Policy, to … Continue reading

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Council Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Target Media Release

Eurobodalla Council is aiming to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and reduce its energy emissions 80 per cent by 2030. Council’s new draft Emissions Reduction Plan outlines high-impact cost-effective actions to reduce Council’s … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept Planning re Changes to Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 – March 31st 2017

The Association opposed the 2010 Development Application regarding the Dargues Reef Gold Mine by Big Island Mining Pty Ltd in 2010, and again opposed the Modification to that Development Approval in 2015. That experience highlighted some major deficiencies with the … Continue reading

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NSW Nature Conservation Council Critical of the NSW Government’s Biodiversity Offset Policy

The NCC has just released a report titled ‘PARADISE LOST’. The report shows that, far from ensuring no loss in biodiversity, offsetting rules are pushing the endangered plants and animals they’re supposed to protect, closer to extinction. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF … Continue reading

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Environmental Defenders Office Provides Advice on the New NSW Planning Laws

The Environmental Defenders Office has provided detailed advice on the proposed changes to NSW Planning Laws. The NSW Government is proposing to amend State planning laws – updating the Act’s objects and structure, clearer public participation requirements and timeframes, reforms … Continue reading

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Eurobodalla Shire Council Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuel Investments

At the Council meeting on 14 February 2017, the Council in a 5:4 vote agreed to give preference to investing with financial institutions that do not invest in, or finance, the fossil fuel industry. Councillors McGinlay, Brown, Thomson, Constable and … Continue reading

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NSW Planning Law Changes – EDO NSW Key Issues Summary

Six big changes to the Planning Act in 2017 (and three missed opportunities). The NSW Government is proposing to amend our State planning laws – updating the Act’s objects and structure, clearer public participation requirements and timeframes, reforms to state … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers Submission to ESC on Amendment to the Broulee Residential Zones DCP – Jan 27th 2017

Submission to ESC re Broulee Residential Zones DCP (100KB PDF, opens in a new tab)

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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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National Parks & Wildlife Service Senior Staff to be Downsized

Over the past few years the NSW Government has embarked on a significant reduction in staff levels of the NPWS to achieve budgetary savings. The latest annual report for the Office of Environment and Heritage (which includes NPWS) shows the … 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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Submission from South East Land Services re Rural Lands Strategy Proposal – Dec 9th 2015

South East Local Land Services (724KB .pdf)

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Submission from NSW Rural Fire Service re Rural Lands Strategy Proposal December 4th 2015

Rural Fire Service (851KB .pdf)

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CW Submission to ESC – Eurobodalla Draft Rural Lands Strategy – Nov 27th 2015

You can view a PDF of the submission using this link Submission to the ESC pdf or read below: ——————————————– Submission to the Eurobodalla Shire Council Eurobodalla Draft Rural Lands Strategy 27 November 2015 Background In a submission regarding an earlier version … Continue reading

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Submission from Office of Environment and Heritage re Rural Lands Strategy Proposal – Nov 27th 2015

Office of Environment and Heritage (903KB .pdf)

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CW Submission to NSW Govt. re White Paper and Draft Planning Bill – June 27th 2013

Submission to NSW Govt 27th June 2013 Members of The Coastwatchers Association take a keen interest in how development in the Eurobodalla Shire is planned and carried out. They are particularly keen to see ecologically sustainable development implemented here and believe … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers Respond to Local Environment Plan (LEP) Campaigns – April 4 2012

YOU have probably read leaflets, or articles and letters in the local paper criticising the Local Environment Plan (LEP) from groups such as Hands Off Our Homes (HOH) who are running campaigns to persuade the NSW government to reject the … Continue reading

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Bengello Bounty – A study of the Eurobodalla coast between Broulee and Moruya River – October 2005

The Bengello sandplain between Broulee and the Moruya River is one of the mostvaluable natural assets in the Eurobodalla Shire.Its geology is fascinating. The sandplain is one of the largest and most extensivelystudied beach-ridge plains on the eastern seaboard of … Continue reading

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