coastal policy

NSW coastal reforms raise concern amongst professionals

Recent changes to NSW coastal management policies and legislation were greeted with anger and frustration by delegates attending the 21st annual NSW Coastal Management Conference in Kiama this week, as a range of speakers expressed serious concerns about their likely impacts on local councils’ legal liability and budgets, public beach amenity and effective coastal […]

By |November 9th, 2012|News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

NSW Coastal Reforms – further information

If you want to find out more about the coastal reforms announced by the NSW Government, you may find this pdf useful.  This was presented at an information session on 12 October 2012.

By |October 22nd, 2012|NSW Chapter, Resources|Comments Off|

A new planning system for NSW – How will it affect our coast?

To further the objectives of the ACS, the NSW branch of the ACS is planning to make a submission into the Planning Green Paper that was released by the NSW State Government on 14 July 2012.  This paper sets out the principles upon which to base a new planning system for NSW.  Submissions on the […]

By |July 19th, 2012|NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

Coasts and Climate Change Council advice to Minister Combet released online

The Coasts and Climate Change Council advice to Minister Combet has been just released online at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency website.

Also just posted online is the Coastal climate change risk – Legal and policy responses in Australia report commissioned by the Council.

By |April 17th, 2012|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Letter to the Newcastle Herald regarding sea level rise and coastal planning

The following is an opinion piece and constitutes a response to recent articles in the Newcastle Herald regarding sea level rise and planning.  This was submitted to the Newcastle Herald on Sunday 11 March 2012.

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) takes the position that the NSW government’s sea level rise policy is based on the […]

By |March 20th, 2012|Latest news, News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

Australian Coastal Society Workshop – “How can the Australian Government offer national leadership in coastal management?”

The Australian Coastal Society plans to host a workshop on the afternoon of 8 November prior to the NSW Coastal Conference. It is an opportunity for those planning to attend the conference to offer views on the potential role of the Australian Government in addressing the complexity of issues that confront the nation now […]

By |October 4th, 2011|Events, Latest news, News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

Coastal Champions Survey – responses needed

Recently a CSIRO coastal cluster was formed to examine science uptake in Australian coastal management. Part of this project is to analyse the role of coastal champions in linking coastal science with coastal policy. It is important to find out how these individuals operate as successful communicators in influencing policy development. This will help […]

By |August 25th, 2011|Latest news, News, Resources|Comments Off|

Sydney Theatre Company presents “The Wentworth Talks” – ACCOUNTING FOR NATURE Professor Bruce Thom, Jane McDonald & Dr Neil Byron

In partnership with the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Sydney Theatre Company presents The Wentworth Talks, a series of free bi-monthly presentations and panel discussions at The Wharf led by guest speakers addressing a wide range of topics relating to climate change and the environment.

We encourage you to get in early and book your […]

By |August 23rd, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Position Vacant – Manager Coastal and Natural Resources Policy – NSW

Manager Coastal and Natural Resources Policy
Advertiser: Department of Planning and Infrastructure
Location: Sydney
Salary/Conditions: $159,893 package $133,590 p.a. – $144,896 p.a.

The Department of Planning & Infrastructure is seeking a highly skilled professional to join its Policy, Planning Systems & Reform leadership team based in the Sydney CBD. This is a unique opportunity to lead a small […]

By |August 11th, 2011|Events, Jobs, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

That sinking feeling: A legal assessment of the coastal planning system in New South Wales

Zada Lipman and Robert Stokes (2011)In recent times, the coastal management framework in NSW has taken a few turns.  The attached article provides an overview and critique of changes to the Coastal Protection Act 1979 and the Local Government Act 1993 and offers some suggestions to replace the current framework with a more integrated, […]

By |June 28th, 2011|News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|