- Coastwatchers Biomass Submission 21 October 2022 2022-10-24
- Joint Submission to Senate Inquiry into Climate-Related Marine Invasive Species 2022-10-14
- 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
Category Archives: Planning & Law – New South Wales
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
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
The Land and Environment Court today ruled the NSW Government’s land-clearing laws invalid because they were made unlawfully.
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
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
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).
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