Monthly Archives: April 2011

Forums increase climate change awareness – ABC News

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (WA) says its series of seminars on climate change in coastal areas have been overwhelmingly popular with the Geraldton community.

The seminars explore how climate change will affect future development in coastal communities. The third seminar will be in May.

The council’s Ashley Robb says the information sessions are greatly improving […]

By |April 29th, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Study into offshore reef at Old Bar begins – ABC News

The recent bad weather has worsened erosion problems at Old Bar near Taree.

A feasibility study is underway into an offshore reef to address erosion at what is one of the state’s coastal ‘hotspots’.

The Beach Sand Replenishment Group says the reef would hold back erosion to protect beachfront homes.

President, Elaine Pearce says the erosion situation […]

By |April 28th, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Byron scraps coastal plan – ABC News

A Byron Shire Council decision to scrap its controversial draft Coastal Zone Management Plan may result in some legal action being dropped.

The plan attracted strong criticism from home owners on the Belongil Spit in particular, who thought it was unfair on those living in areas threatened by erosion.

The Byron Preservation Association’s vice president, John […]

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Council Sea Level Rise policy goes on public display – ABC News

A mid north coast council has developed a policy to deal with predicted sea level rises. The Greater Taree City Council has put its Draft Sea Level Rise Policy on public display until May 19.

The council’s Richard Pamplin says the document recognises the State Government’s sea level rise planning benchmarks, which indicate an increase […]

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Kingscliff erosion back with bang | Tweed Daily News

Kingscliff erosion back with bang
Kirsty Noffke | 19th April 2011

EROSION at Kingscliff Beach has returned with a vengeance, washing away 30m of sand over the weekend.

EROSION at Kingscliff Beach has returned with a vengeance, washing away 30m of sand over the weekend.

Kingscliff Coastguard commander John Purnell said the waves were almost lapping at their […]

By |April 21st, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Study outlines predicted Coffs coastal erosion and hazards – ABC News

Predicted coastal erosion and flooding on the Coffs Harbour coastline has been outlined in a new study. The Coffs Harbour Coastal Processes and Hazard Definition Study looks at the possible effects of extreme weather events and sea level rise. It maps potential risk areas and shows the extent of hazards during storm events.

The local […]

By |April 21st, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

The Canal Estates (Prohibition) Bill 2011 being debated

The Canal Estates (Prohibition) Bill 2011 was tabled in Parliament by the Tasmanian Government on the 16th of March and is due for debate this week. The Bill was developed following last years landmark decision from the Tasmanian Planning Commission against the Walker Corporation’s proposed canal estate in Ralph’s Bay, Lauderdale on the basis […]

By |April 11th, 2011|Tas Chapter|Comments Off|

Queensland Coastal Plan – a message from the Dept of Environment and Resource Management

The Dept of Environment and  Resource Management is very pleased to announce that the new Queensland Coastal Plan (QCP) has been released by the Queensland Government.

When the QCP commences (expected to be 1 July), it will replace the existing State Coastal Management Plan and four regional coastal management plans.

The QCP has two components dealing […]

By |April 9th, 2011|Latest news, News, Qld Chapter|Comments Off|

Shoreline a barrier to rising seas – Bundaberg News

Shoreline a barrier to rising seas
Mike Derry | 8th April 2011

THE coastal region of Bundaberg could be one of the few seaside spots in the state to escape the consequences of sea levels increasing due to global warming.

Councillor Ross Sommerfeld says the Bundaberg region has no cause for alarm if global warming causes the […]

By |April 9th, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Ministerial Media Statements – BLIGH GOVT MOVES TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION OF QLD COAST

The Honourable Kate Jones
Thursday, April 07, 2011

BLIGH GOVT MOVES TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTION OF QLD COAST

New laws will strengthen protection of our most vulnerable coastal land from future urban development under the Bligh Government’s new Queensland Coastal Plan released today.

Environment and Resource Management Minister Kate Jones was joined by Local Government Association of Queensland General […]

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