Newsletters

The Coastwatchers Association publishes a Newsletter which is emailed to Members when published. PDF versions of these newsletters (dating back to 2011) can be viewed by clicking on their links below. (Newsletters are listed from newest to oldest; each will open in a new tab).

To save space, we’ve used the following acronyms:

CMAC: Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Coastal Management Advisory Committee
CW: The Coastwatchers Association Inc
ESC: Eurobodalla Shire Council
LEP: Local Environmental Plan
NCC: Nature Conservation Council
SHASA: South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance

(Administrative Note: The newsletters marked with an asterisk have been parsed for content and the appropriate articles they contain have been entered as separate posts elsewhere in this website, arranged by category.)

2017

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2017-06-12* (183KB PDF)
TOPICS: Reviews of the Finkel Report / AGM Preliminary Date / Greater Glider Near Extinction
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2017-04-18* (270KB)
TOPICS: New Rabbit Virus Released in Eurobodalla / New CEO for Australian Electricity Marketing Organisation / Eurobodalla Shire Catbib Program / Cassia Weed / Dargues Reef Mine / CW AGM Preliminary Date / Solar Panel Installations “Skyrocket” in Australia in March / Wharf Road Coastal Zone Management Plan / 300MW Solar Farm Begins Construction near Port Augusta
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2017-03-21
* (287KB)
TOPICS: Snowy Hydro / Islands Around Durras / Koalas / NSW Govt. Biodiversity Offset Policy / Editorial – Energy / Finkle re Energy Policy / Clean Up Australia / Social Media
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2017-02-21* (456KB)
TOPICS: Kayak 4 Earth / Old Growth Trees / ESC Fossil Fuel Divestment / CW Website / NSW Planning Laws / Dargues Reef Mine / Australia’s Electricity Market / SHASA Solar Bulk Buy
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2017-02-08* (219KB)
TOPICS: Kayak 4 Earth / Climate Emergency Petition / Sea Spurge Weed / Why Do Ecosystems Collapse (Prof. David Lindenmayer) / CO2 Reaches 405ppm
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2017-01-20 (251KB)
TOPICS: Coastwatchers 2016-17 Executive / Clean Up Australia Day / Pied Oyster Catchers / NPWS Staff Downsize / NSW Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy / CW Website / Broulee Planning Proposal / Hazelwood Power Station / Alan Finkle re Renewable Energy

2016

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2016-10-15 (193KB)
TOPICS: CW AGM Rescheduled / Native Forests / CMAC Report / NSW Coastal Council Vacancies
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2016-09-19 (178KB)
TOPICS: CW AGM / Dargues Reef Mine / ESC Election Results / Membership Drive / Batemans Marine Park / Pied Oystercatchers / NCC Annual Conference / Electricity Feed-in Tariffs / NCC Changes Banks
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2016-07-03* (100KB)
TOPICS: Dargues Reef Mine
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2016-06-01 (126KB)
TOPICS: Climate Change Denial / Dargues Reef Mine / Solomon Island Tailings Dam / Centennial Coal to Plead Guilty / Lawsuit Against Samarco, BHP and Vale / SHASA Solar Bulk Buy / NCC News / NSW Land Clearing Laws
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2016-03-27 (122KB)
TOPICS: NSW Forestry Wood Chips / Eden Wood Chip Mill Sold / Dargues Reef Gold Mine / NSW Solar Bonus Scheme to End / Joint History
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2016-01-03 (146KB)
TOPICS: Dargues Reef Mine / Membership Fees / Takeover of Unity Mining / Durras Property For Sale / NSW Govt to Reform Coastal Legislation / CMAC

2015

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2015-10-02 (102KB)
TOPICS: Dargues Reef Mine Chronology / Dr Emmett O’Loughlin’s Submission to Planning NSW / AGM
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2015-07-27 (108KB)
TOPICS: Dargues Reef Mine / CW Email Address
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2015-07-05 (134KB)
TOPICS: Dargues Reef Mine / Coal Mine Failure / CW AGM / Meroo Lake Targeted by Shooters and Fishers / Executive Committee 2014-15 / Aboriginal Land Claims / Tesla Agrees to Lithium Home Battery Production / Broulee Community Outrage re Lack of ESC Consultation
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2015-05-15 (139KB)
TOPICS: Dargues Reef Mine (inc. CW presentation to ESC) / Silencing the Conservation Movement

2014

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2014-05-01 (252KB)
TOPICS: SAFE (Stop Arms Fair in Eurobodalla) / Marine Litter / Broulee Biodiversity Certification Strategy / NCC Regional Conference / Koalas / Greater Gliders / Children’s Books / Pied Oystercatchers

2013

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2013-09-01 (388KB)
TOPICS: President’s Report / Guest Speakers / Satin Bower Birds / Member Involvement / Koalas / Burning Native Forests / NSW Forestry Corp / Share the Shoreline / Coastal Wattle / Marine Debris / Planning in NSW / National Parks / Carbon Sinks / Prioritising Environmental Issues / Ban the Empty Word “Sustainability” / CW Committee 2012-13
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2013-06-01 (425KB)
TOPICS: President’s Report / Planning Laws / Adopt a Beach / Rural Lands Strategy / Website Launch / Koalas / Bird Banding / Being Dirty Getting Clean / Logging in National Parks / Hunting in NSW National Parks / Cullendulla / Eurobodalla Sea Level Rise Policy Update / Broulee Biodiversity Biocertification Strategy / News In Brief
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2013-02-01 (338KB)
TOPICS: Coming Guest Speaker Jackie French / Planning Laws / President’s Report / Hunting in National Parks / Tips for Greener Living / SAGE Growers’ Market / Moruya Airport / Eurobodalla Sea Level Rise Policy / Rural Lands Strategy / Balloons and Marine Life / News In Brief / ESC’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project / Renewable Energy / CW Committee 2012-13

2012

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2012-11-01 (228KB)
TOPICS: Sustainable Celebrations / Thanks to Our Donors / Social Media for Non-Profits / Koala Project / Koala Book Review / Cullendulla Eco-Tourism Development / NSW Planning Laws / Defending the Environmental Defenders Office / Changes to Coastal Planning / Forestry, Woodchips and Boral Sawmills / News in Brief
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2012-07-01 (295KB)
TOPICS: President’s Report / Council Elections / Koala Project / Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy / CMAC Update / Storm Erosion / ESC’s Greenhouse (lack of) Action Plan / Thanks from NCC / Ocean Warming / Hunting in National Parks / Other National Parks Threats / Caulerpa Taxifolia / Commonwealth Marine Parks / Planting Day Durras Lake / Cutting Your Energy Bills / Fishing Tackle Debris / Have Your Say Catchment Action Plan / NSW National Park Inquiry / CW Committee 2010-11
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2012-03-01 (413Kb)
TOPICS: President’s Report / Dargues Reef Mine / What’s Happening to the Reserve Near You / Access Through Broulee Dunes / Audit Backs Need for Marine Parks / Grey Nurse Shark Review / Questions to the Minister re Our LEP / Koalas / Burning Native Forests for Energy / The Moruya Hub / CMAC Update / Clean Beaches 2012 / News in Brief

2011

Coastwatchers Newsletter 2011-12-01 (395KB)
TOPICS: President’s Report / LEP Decision / Christmas Thoughts / Botanic Gardens / Shore Birds / Dargues Reef Appeal / NSW Planning / Draft Eurobodalla Waste Strategy / Native Vegetation Laws / CMAC Update / Community Strategic Plan / Unsealed Roads and River Health / News in Brief / Marine Matters / Dredging Batemans Bay /
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2011-09-01 (323KB)
TOPICS: President’s Report / We Need You! / Moruya Sustainability Network – Hub / Help Keep the Botanic Gardens / LEP At Last / CMAC Update / Marine Matters / Shore Birds / Canberra Climate and Forests Forum / Logging Threat to Eurobodalla Native Forests / Draft Economic and Employment Lands Strategy / CURF (Canberra Urban and Regional Futures) Inaugural Regional Symposium / Koala Project / News in Brief
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2011-05-01 (294KB)
TOPICS: President’s Report / Coming Guest Speaker Fiona Whitelaw / Rare Snake at Durras / Community Conversation on Population / Broulee Biocertification Plans / NCC Conference / Koala Project / Marine Matters / Ocean Day / Sea Level Rise / News in Brief / SERROC (South East Region Resource Recovery Organisation of Councils) / Container Deposit at Work
Coastwatchers Newsletter 2011-03-01 (299KB)
TOPICS: Meet the Candidates / President’s Report / Meeting at Murramarang Resort / Conversation About Population / Dargues Reef Mine / NSW Biodiversity Strategy / Anti-Clearing Laws / Development Proposal Wharf Rd / Eurobodalla 2030 / News in Brief / Koala Project / Recycled Paper / Flood Proofing Livable Cities