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Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy Revised Edition released July 2021

The period for initial consultation on the Revised Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy 2021 is now complete: see below (pending any further advice on improvements). Some minor changes have been made and we can update the document at any time if … Continue reading

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Letter of support for Batemans Bay Heritage Museum grant application to the Foundation for Regional Renewal and Recovery to conduct a one-day workshop on Volunteer / Member Recruitment and Retention

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Save Mogo’s Forests!

Next forest on the chopping block: Compartment 146, east of Mogo, lies south east of Dogtrap Road and even straddles the Tomaga River at one point. It is so close to the Mogo Zoo you can hear gibbons, lions and … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers co-signs open letter to Kristy McBain MP re EPBC Act June 2021

Nine community organisations signed an open letter to Kristy McBain, Federal MP for Eden-Monaro, written by ACF Community Eden Monaro group regarding The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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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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Conservationists call for new logging policies, fearing for critically endangered swift parrot – ABC News –

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Public Launch of the Draft Revised Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy – Monday May 3rd, 10am at Mossy Point

The launch will be at Lot 16 Annetts Pde, Mossy Point, at the intersection with George Bass Drive (the site of a controversial development proposal. Eurobodalla Koala researcher Keith Joliffe said “We chose this location to highlight the fragmentation and … Continue reading

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Legislation governing the clearing of native vegetation

The Native Vegetation act 2003 was replaced on August 25th 2017 and current legislation governing the clearing of native vegetation is the Local Land Services Act 2013 and the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

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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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Overview – Dargues Gold Mine

The Dargues Gold Mine (often called the Dargues Reef Gold Mine) is situated in Majors Creek above the Araluen Valley, at the headwaters of the Araluen Creek, which runs into the Deua River, the water supply for much of the Eurobodalla Shire.

Coastwatchers has been involved in various ways with the Dargues Gold project since 2010. Though the mine was finally approved and built, cyanide processing of the ore is not carried out on site; instead the ore is trucked away for processing.

Details of some of Coastwatchers’ involvement appears below. Much information can be found at the NSW Government’s Major Projects website; you can click through to their Dargues Gold Project page here.

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Stop logging the fire-ravaged South Coast

The information below was copied from the website of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (of which Coastwatchers is a member). Forestry Corporation NSW is planning to restart logging in South Coast native forests in the coming weeks.    Following the Black Summer … Continue reading

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The Nexus Report: Nature Based Solutions to the Biodiversity and Climate Crisis

Authors: Charles Victor Barber, World Resources Institute; Rachael Petersen, Earthrise Services; Virginia Young, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society; Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, Cyril Kormos, Wild Heritage. The climate change and biodiversity crises that the world faces are closely intertwined – and … Continue reading

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Eurobodalla Koala Habitat and Occupancy Project REPORT

Gilmore Electorate Communities Environment Program 2019-20 For the year 2020 the Commonwealth Government granted $2,800 through the Gilmore Electorate to The Coastwatchers Association Inc (matched in-kind by Coastwatchers) under the Communities Environment Program. The purpose of the grant was identification … Continue reading

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President’s Report to Coastwatchers 2020 AGM

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CW Letter to EDO re 31 trees with hollows to remain standing around active logging in South Brooman Forest

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Coastwatchers Report to Environmental Protection Agency for investigation re South Brooman State Forest October 12th 2020

Coastwatchers is writing to report Forestry Corporation NSW (FCNSW) and contractors regarding the following
actions in South Brooman State Forest Compartments 58A (Eden Region) to be investigated and prosecuted as
relevant by the EPA Continue reading

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

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Joint Letter to NSW Premier re proposed windback of sanctuary zones in marine parks – July 29th 2020

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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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Coastwatchers is a Signatory to Letter to Nippon Paper – June 25th, 2020

25 June  Coastwatchers is a signatory to a letter to Nippon Paper organised by Rainforest Action Group. A petition is also now live. One of the signatories to the letter organized a letter delivery and secured some local press. Also see press releases issued by … Continue reading

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Eden Monaro Environment Alliance Platform Launch – June 2020

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Forest Embassy South Brooman State Forest June 29th 2020

Media Release June 26th 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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Letters to Ministers re Batemans Marine Park Amnesty and Rezoning of Sanctuary Zones – May 2020

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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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President’s Report to Coastwatchers 2019 AGM

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Batemans Marine Park Sanctuary Zones to be Abolished

The information below was sent by the Nature Coast Marine Group regarding the abolition of sanctuary zones in the Batemans Marine Park without scientific assessment or public consultation and even without consulting the Batemans Marine Park Advisory Committee. Click through … Continue reading

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Batemans Bay High School Report to Coastwatchers Environment Fund Dec 2019.

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Newspaper coverage – Coastwatchers Environment Fund and Batemans Bay High School

This article appeared in the Moruya Examiner / Bay Post on November 27th 2019.

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Dargues Gold Mine update from Coastwatchers’ new representative on the Dargues Gold Mine Community Consultative Committee, Stewart Needham

Stewart writes: I attended the last Dargues Reef CCC meeting on 30 September as an observer, and since then my nomination has been formally accepted so that I will be able to fully participate in the next CCC meeting to … Continue reading

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Protect Lake Brou

Lake Brou is a beautiful coastal lake lying just 2.5 kms south-west of Potato Point near Bodalla on the NSW South Coast. It is part surrounded by Eurobodalla National Park to the north-east, east and south-east, and forms part of … Continue reading

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Coastwatchers sponsor high school native garden

Batemans Bay High School Student Environment Council is busy preparing a Year 12 Wellbeing Native Garden.  Beds have been prepared and Lilli Pillis planted.  “Next step is planting natives in tubs and installing planter baskets on the wall” said teacher … Continue reading

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A weekend of ideas for the future, naturally

New connections were made and ‘light-bulb moments’ were plenty when nine high-school students spent the weekend of October 26th & 27th 2019 immersed in nature. Held at Meringo Point Sanctuary, Eurobodalla Young Legends 2019 saw the students mentored by Angus … Continue reading

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Letter to Forest Monitoring Steering Committee – Sept 2019

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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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Coastwatchers supports NSW Regional Community Energy Fund application

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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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Batemans Marine Park Zoning Map

This is a 3.3 megabyte PDF document that shows the various zones of the Batemans Marine Park.

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Letters from Jervis Bay Regional Alliance to Gilmore candidates in 2019 Federal election

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Climate Action Gilmore Bulletin – May 6th 2019

Coastwatchers is a proud member of Climate Action Gilmore Events this week Accelerate Film 9 May, Kinema Narooma. The 3rd and final screening of the 350 Australia Accelerate will be held on Thursday 9 May at 6pm. This screening will be … Continue reading

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Climate Action Gilmore Scorecard re party policies on renewables and the environment

Climate Action Gilmore is a coalition of Eurobodalla 350, SHASA (Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance), Nature Coast Marine Group and The Coastwatchers Association Inc. The Greens – Carmel McCallum The Greens have a target of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 … Continue reading

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Corn Trail Campaign Fact Sheet from Friends of the Mongarlowe River Inc

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Press Release April 2019 – Gilmore polling shows environment a big issue.

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Letters from Friends of the Mongarlowe to Environment Minister Upton & Forestry Minister Toole March 17th 2019 and EPA Response

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Marine park advisory body’s independence questioned after NSW minister’s comments made to fishers – ABC News

Doubts have been cast over the independence of a NSW marine park advisory body after a senior Liberal minister appeared to indicate to a meeting of recreational fishers he had influence over the make-up of the committeee. Read the full … Continue reading

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Corn Trail Media and Politicians Contacts

Dear Corn Trail Supporters 27 February 2019 News Sent 27 Feb Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 logging above Corn Trail, Beagle Weekly Feb 26, 2019. Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 above Corn Trail – Mike Kelly … Continue reading

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Corn Trail Logging Compartment 517 Info Sheet March 7 2019

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Media Release – Friends of the Mongarlowe River re Logging

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Logging the Corn Trail – Useful Media Links

C Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 logging above Corn Trail, Beagle Weekly Feb 26, 2019. Stop Work Orders demanded for compartment 517 above Corn Trail – Mike Kelly says our precious native forests worth more as carbon sinks. This … Continue reading

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Dargues Reef Gold Mine Community Information Meeting Jan 30th 2019

DARGUES REEF GOLD MINE MINER’S COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING When 6.00 pm Wednesday 30 January Where Majors Creek Hall The operators/owners of the Dargues Gold Mine, Diversified Minerals Pty Ltd, will be holding a community information session to provide: an update … Continue reading

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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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An exciting opportunity to help end plastic pollution – Moruya Business Chamber

Are you interested in seeing plastic waste reduced?   Moruya Business Chamber are looking for volunteers to help launch a major initiative in Moruya to try and end the use of plastic bags in shops. Volunteer Advertisement (148KB .pdf) The “BYO Bag” … Continue reading

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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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Letter to the Editor of The Beagle re Gold Mine Tailings Dam Collapse

Please click here to read the letter, dated March 11th 2018, on the Beagle website.

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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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President’s Report 2017 AGM

The 2017 AGM was held at Tomakin Community Hall on October 28th 2017. It is with pleasure that I welcome members and friends today. In the 2016-2017 financial year we have held 6 Coastwatchers committee meetings. Though technically outside that … 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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