- Media Release – Eurobodalla’s Native Forests – Worth More Standing 2022-08-19
- Reviving the Koalas of the Eurobodalla 2022-07-16
- Media Release – South Coast bushfire recovery funding boost a boon for local wildlife – June 2022. 2022-06-10
- Train Street Broulee DA049322 22; Coastwatchers submission February 2022 2022-02-23
- Review of Koala Habitat Significance of Bodalla State Forest 2021 – Eurobodalla Koala Project 2022-01-29
- Coastwatchers submission: Draft NSW Mainland Marine Park Network Management Plan 2021-2031; January 21st 2022 2022-01-21
- East Lynne Koala Carrying Capacity Study 2021 2022-01-15
- Breach Watch Digital Toolbox 2022-01-15
- Leaked Government Report shows continued logging in bushfire affected forests is unsustainable 2022-01-15
- Key Logging Operations in the Southern Forestry Region 2022-01-10
Category Archives: Planning & Law
Coastwatchers submission: Draft NSW Mainland Marine Park Network Management Plan 2021-2031; January 21st 2022
This submission was uploaded to the yoursay.marine.nsw.gov.au/stage 1 website on January 21st 2022.
Breachwatch Citizens Science Digital Toolbox While native forest logging remains a reality, strategic use of Citizen Science Tools by concerned locals results in key environmental forest features being protected and timely reporting of industry non-compliance to the EPA to ensure “breaches” … Continue reading
Natural Resources Commission – Final Report Coastal IFOA operations post 2019/20 wildfires The leaked Cabinet in Confidence NRC report recommends: 1) No logging of Narooma and Nowra management zones, where logging was identified as posing an “extreme risk” to environmental values for … Continue reading
MEDIA ALERT: South Coast logging should immediately be halted and reassessed following NRC Report into logging in bushfire affected areas.
Subject: Matt Kean’s announcement that there will be no appeal of the NSW Land and Environment Court finding that the NSW Environment Protection Authority has a duty to take serious action on greenhouse gas emissions.
The NSW Government has today announced the opening of nominations to identify and protect Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value (AOBVs) on both private and public lands across NSW. Environment Minister Matt Kean said these new legal instruments will fill a … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
“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
Local Land Services SE submission re RLS June 2018 (106KB .pdf)
RFS RLS PP Response 28 June 2018 (5MB .pdf)
DPI Fisheries – Rural Lands Strategy Response – 22 June 2018 (111KB .pdf)
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
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)
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Land and Environment Court today ruled the NSW Government’s land-clearing laws invalid because they were made unlawfully.
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
Eurobodalla Council is aiming to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and reduce its energy emissions 80 per cent by 2030. Council’s new draft Emissions Reduction Plan outlines high-impact cost-effective actions to reduce Council’s … Continue reading
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
The NCC has just released a report titled ‘PARADISE LOST’. The report shows that, far from ensuring no loss in biodiversity, offsetting rules are pushing the endangered plants and animals they’re supposed to protect, closer to extinction. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF … Continue reading
The Environmental Defenders Office has provided detailed advice on the proposed changes to NSW Planning Laws. The NSW Government is proposing to amend State planning laws – updating the Act’s objects and structure, clearer public participation requirements and timeframes, reforms … Continue reading
At the Council meeting on 14 February 2017, the Council in a 5:4 vote agreed to give preference to investing with financial institutions that do not invest in, or finance, the fossil fuel industry. Councillors McGinlay, Brown, Thomson, Constable and … Continue reading
Six big changes to the Planning Act in 2017 (and three missed opportunities). The NSW Government is proposing to amend our State planning laws – updating the Act’s objects and structure, clearer public participation requirements and timeframes, reforms to state … Continue reading
Submission to ESC re Broulee Residential Zones DCP (100KB PDF, opens in a new tab)
Earlier this month the Association made a detailed submission to NSW Planning, regarding the Department’s recently released draft MC SEPP. The Association supported the thrust of the SEPP, along with a number of recommended changes. The draft MC SEPP is … Continue reading
Over the past few years the NSW Government has embarked on a significant reduction in staff levels of the NPWS to achieve budgetary savings. The latest annual report for the Office of Environment and Heritage (which includes NPWS) shows the … Continue reading
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).
South East Local Land Services (724KB .pdf)
Rural Fire Service (851KB .pdf)
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
Office of Environment and Heritage (903KB .pdf)
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
YOU have probably read leaflets, or articles and letters in the local paper criticising the Local Environment Plan (LEP) from groups such as Hands Off Our Homes (HOH) who are running campaigns to persuade the NSW government to reject the … Continue reading
The Bengello sandplain between Broulee and the Moruya River is one of the mostvaluable natural assets in the Eurobodalla Shire.Its geology is fascinating. The sandplain is one of the largest and most extensivelystudied beach-ridge plains on the eastern seaboard of … Continue reading