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Priority Campaigns for 2018

Subject to feedback from Coastwatchers members, the management committee proposed that the priority campaigns for 2018 be:

  1. Forests – focusing on defeating RFA (Regional Forestry Agreement) renewals, contributing to the campaign to end native forest logging and opposing local intensive logging such as Mogo State Forest.
  2. Marine Parks at State (NSW) and Commonwealth level
  3. Eurobodalla Planning/Development and Coastal Management

General Issues include:

  • Local Government planning issues, such as Local Environment Plans, Development Control Plans and Development Applications;
  • Rural Lands Study;
  • Heritage Studies;
  • Providing representatives to serve on various committees such as the Eurobodalla Shire’s Coastal Environment Management Advisory Committee;
  • Tree Protection and Land Clearing;
  • Global Warming and Sea Level Change;
  • Seeking sensible constraints on forestry practices;
  • Koala Studies;
  • Jet Ski Usage;
  • The Management of Nature Reserves and National Parks in the Shire;
  • The development and dedication of the Eurobodalla National Park and the Batemans Marine Park;
  • Bushfire prevention; and
  • Management of the Shire’s Community Lands.

Southern Issues include:

  • Brou Landfill;
  • Dargues Gold Reef Mine 2010 and 2015-16;
  • Stopping the Shooting Ranges at Gulaga (Mt. Dromedary);
  • Opposing Huntfest at Narooma; and
  • Lawlers Creek Dam

Northern Issues include:

  • Stopping the proposed Mogo/Charcoal plant;
  • Bangalay Sand Forest Protection and Biodiversity;
  • North Head Moruya/Airport/ Bengello developments;
  • Planning and Construction of major roads, such as the Surf Beach Bypass;
  • Batemans Bay Dredging;
  • Policies for Submerged Lands and Erosion;
  • Major Resort Developments;
  • Murramarang National Park Extension; and
  • Preservation of the Cullendulla Wetlands.