Category Archives: 2018

Vice President’s and Treasurer’s Reports to 2018 AGM

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Update on the Dargues Reef Mine November 2018

Background: Gold was discovered at Majors Creek in 1870. Mining commenced in 1871 and lasted until 1890. It recommenced during the First World War from 1914 until 1916. Reopening the Dargues Gold Mine at Majors Creek was again proposed in 2009. … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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Logging laws will destroy thousands of hectares of some of the world’s most diverse forests – Media Release NPA/NCC/NCEC/SERCA/NEFA/BEC –

New logging laws released by the NSW Government this week sacrifice environmental protection to timber extraction, according to all the state’s leading forest conservation groups. 180518 – MR – Logging laws shred environmental protections (132KB .pdf)

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Old growth forest under attack as government winds back environmental protections – Media Release NCC/NPA/NEFA – May 15th 2018

The Berejiklian government’s plan to “remap” old growth forest poses serious new threat to some of the best mature forests left in NSW. 180516-MR – New laws expose old-growth forests to logging (114KB .pdf)

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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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Letter to the Editor – Bay Post – March 23rd 2018

South Coast conservationists have declared the UN International Forests Day on March 21 as a day of shame for the NSW Forestry Corporation and the NSW Government because of the systematic destruction of South Coast forests. They should hang their heads … Continue reading

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UN International Forests Day 21 March 2018 – Day of Shame for South Coast Forestry over destructive logging and Rotten Forest Deals.

Download (Coastwatchers MR 21 Mar 2018 Protest on International Forest Day 82KB .pdf) or read below. South Coast conservationists have declared the UN International Forests Day as a day of shame for the NSW Forestry Corporation and the NSW Government … 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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16 March 2018 CW Bulletin inc Wed 21 Mar B Bay Forest Rally

Coastwatchers Bulletin 16 March 2018 Dear Coa​stwatchers Members and Friends HELP WANTED for the planet! There are a number of interesting and exciting things happening but Coastwatchers needs volunteers for various tasks if we are to support these events. Please consider what you … Continue reading

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Rolling Logs Over is Purely Political – Keith Joliffe

In the last few weeks, social media has begun predicting a “roll-over” for the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs). RFAs are arrangements between the Commonwealth and States aimed at balancing the needs of the forestry industry and its small dependent communities … Continue reading

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South Coast Conservationists Reject NSW Government Propaganda on Rotten Forest Deals (AKA Regional Forest Agreements)

Coastwatchers, Eurobodalla Shire’s largest conservation group, has rejected as complete nonsense the recent attempts by the NSW Department of Primary industries (DPI) to defend the existing Regional Forest Agreements and proposed 20 year extensions as ecologically sustainable and economically responsible.

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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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“Predetermined Outcome” prompts green groups to ditch NSW forest talks – Sydney Morning Herald

Please click here to read the article on the SMH website.

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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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Media Release Feb 14th 2018 – South Coast Conservationists Rally Against Rotten Forest Deals (Regional Forest Agreements)

Coastwatchers, other conservation groups and supporters are today rallying at Batemans Bay to protest plans by the Turnbull and Berejiklian governments to lock up 2 million hectares of public forests, hand them over to big business like the Eden Wood … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Alert! Save the Forests – Batemans Bay Forest Rally and ‘Drop In’ on DPI – Donate your lunch hour on 14 Feb 2018

Dear Coastwatchers Members and Friends As promised here is an update on action in Batemans Bay next Wednesday 14 February 2018 (see below if you missed this ). RFA Community Consultation Drop In (aka GreenWash) – Coachhouse Marina Resort 49 beach Road Batemans Bay12.30pm … Continue reading

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Renewables Forum Moruya Golf Club Feb 20

Interested in energy prices, renewables, climate change? Please come along to this free community forum with Mark Butler, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, and NSW Senator Jenny McAllister. Have your opportunity for input and hear directly from … Continue reading

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Unusual Ecological Phenomena Survey

The survey of unusual ecological phenomena, being run by researchers at the University of Adelaide, has been extended until the 5th of March 2018 to give more people the chance to participate. The information collected with this survey will help … Continue reading

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NSW Government SEPP Review

SEPP 55 (Remediation of Land) and the Managing Contaminated Land Planning Guidelines have been reviewed as part of the Government’s SEPP review program. The Department is exhibiting an Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for a new Remediation of Land SEPP, … Continue reading

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Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking feedback on this strategy and action inventory for 2018-30. The draft revised strategy is open to public comment until Friday 16 March 2018.

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation Public Submission Deadline

The Department of the Environment and Energy is overseeing a statutory review of the operation of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012. The review will consider the effectiveness of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in facilitating increased flows of … Continue reading

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Time2Choose Rally

Join the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) on the 24th of March in Sydney, one year out from the state election, as they call for the State Government to choose a clean energy future. Lock the Gate, The Wilderness Society, 350.org  and … Continue reading

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Alert! Save the Forests – Donate your lunch hour on 14 February 2018 at Batemans Bay

Dear Coastwatchers Members This is a chance to tell the Turnbull and Berejiklian Governments how deeply opposed you are to the destruction of our native forests by the logging industry. Please put Wednesday 14 February in your diary NOW! The push to lock … Continue reading

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