Category Archives: Submissions

Coastwatchers Submission to Legislative Council Inquiry into the long term sustainability and future of the timber and forest products industry – June 4th 2021

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Coastwatchers Submission to Natural Resources Commission Citizens Science Strategy August 14th 2020

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Coastwatchers Submission to Draft Private Native Forestry Codes of Practice NSW – May 2020

Also, below is the the submission from the Environmental Defender’s Office.

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Coastwatchers’ Submission to the EPBC Act Review April 2020

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation which commenced July 16th 2000. The EPBC Act enables the Australian Government to join with the states and territories in providing … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers’ objection to Eden Timber Optimisation Hub May 2020

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Coastwatchers Submission to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry March 2020

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Comments – Dargues Mine Water Management Plan Feb 2020

Coastwatchers member Stewart Needham is a member of the Dargues mine Community Consultative Committee. He submitted the following document in relation to the Dargues Mine Water Management Plan.

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Coastwatchers Submission to Natural Resources Commission NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Steering Committee, Nov 8th 2019

The Commission invites comment on the draft monitoring program for the Coastal Integrated Forestry Operations Approval (IFOA) from all interested parties. The NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Steering Committee is independently chaired by the Natural Resources Commission. The Coastwatchers Association … Continue reading

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CW Submission re RLS Stokes 23 Sep 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coastwatchers Makes Two Submissions on Koalas to the NSW Government – March 2017

Coastwatchers recently made two submissions to the NSW Government regarding the preparation of a “NSW Koala Strategy” and what is known as SEPP 44, a State Environmental Policy covering Koala habitat. Only the “NSW Koala Strategy” is considered in this … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Planning re Sepp 44 Koala Habitat – March 3rd 2017

The Coastwatchers Association has been involved with the development of Koala Recovery Startegies in the Eurobodalla Shire for a number of years. The Association commissioned and funded research through its independently administered ‘Coastwatchers Environment Fund’. The project was led by … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept Environment & Heritage Koala Strategy – March 2017

The detailed history of Koalas in the Shire of Eurobodalla is extremely deficient. there was clearly a resident Koala population in the Shire when Europeans settled the South Coast of NSW in the 1800s. It has been reported that there … 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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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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CW Presentation to ESC re Dargues Reef – Aug 25th 2016

Clean water is a fundamental right in Australia, and cannot be compromised for the profits of a mining company. The existing fresh water supply must be secured and maintained, not just for today’s community, but for future generations. Presentation to … Continue reading

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CW Submission to Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Big Island Mining – Aug 17th 2016

In 2010 and again in 2015-16 when the miner was preparing its environmental assessments, the NSW Government only required an assessment covering the impacts and consequences in a small immediate area around the mine site. No consideration was required of … Continue reading

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CW Presentation to NSW Planning Assessment Commission re Dargues Reef – July 26th 2016

The major concern of the Association with the Dargues Reef mine is with the integrity of the tailings dam, now, in the future, and when the mine is no longer operational. Irrespective of the cause, many mining tailings dams worldwide … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept Planning & Environment re Dargues Reef – Jan 3rd 2016

Response to Proponent’s response to August 2015 Submissions The proponent’s “Modification 3” application to the NSW Department of Planning fundamentally changed the original 2010 development approval of the project. As a result of these changes, environmental risks were significantly increased. … Continue reading

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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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CW Submission to Federal Dept of Environment re Dargues Reef Mine 3rd Modification – Sept 4th 2015

The Coastwatchers Association Inc. requests that the Dargues Mine proposal as modified by Modification 3 be assessed as a controlled action under sections 18 and 18A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 because of likely significant impacts … Continue reading

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CW Submission to NSW Dept of Planning and Environment re Dargues Reef Modification 3 August 26th 2015

The Coastwatchers Association Inc. OBJECTS to the NSW State Government approving the construction of a cyanide treatment plant at the Dargues Reef gold mine at Majors Creek, by Unity Mining Limited through its subsidiary Big Island Mining Pty Ltd. CW … Continue reading

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CW Presentation to ESC August 25th 2015

“This cyanide processing plant must never be approved and the toxicity it will harbour must never be allowed to hang over this community.”

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CW Presentation to ESC re Dargues Reef – Feb 24th 2015

This application by the gold mining company Unity Mining Limited is to obtain permission to process gold on site at Majors Creek, using cyanide. Previous development approvals for the mine, provided for the processing of the ore off-site at Parkes … 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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CW Submission to ESC re Huntfest – Feb 9th 2014

Firstly thank you for the opportunity to contribute to a formal public exhibition of a proposal on this issue. It is a long overdue chance for formal input which we have been seeking for over two years. CW Submission HuntFest … Continue reading

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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 Submission to Senate Inquiry into the status, health and sustainability of Australia’s koala population – February 7th 2011

You can view or download the report below in pdf format: 858kB (16 pages)

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