Submission into the NSW Planning Review

A group of volunteers constituting the NSW Branch’s “Planning Working Group” has today submitted on the proposed reform of the NSW Planning System.

Key points of the submission include:

highlighting the many and varied values of the NSW coastal zone
the need for additional Objects and new Principles within the legislation to address key issues such as […]

By |June 28th, 2013|NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

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|

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|

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

ACS conducted this workshop as part of the consultation process initiated by the Coasts and Climate Change Council. This Council reports to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet  AM.

The Minister is seeking practical ideas that will improve the nation’s capacity to cope with climate change impacts on the […]

By |November 28th, 2011|Events, Latest news, News, NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

Do we want an offshore floating Liquified Natural Gas facility off the coast of Ballina?

From ABC News
CSG firm floats offshore pipeline plan
Updated November 02, 2011 16:55:43

Metgasco says the idea of building a floating natural gas facility off the New South Wales north coast remains in the earliest stages of planning.

The company has made extensive coal seam gas (CSG) discoveries in the Casino area.

It is seeking approval to build […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Australian Coastal Society submission into the NSW Planning Review 2011

The Australian Coastal Society today has made a submission to the current review into the NSW Planning System.  The submission seeks to ensure any replacement planning framework is constructed to allow for the sustainable management of the State’s natural and physical assets at the coast in a changing climate, whilst recognising and ensuring the […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|NSW Chapter|Comments Off|

Fury as green push to ban estates fails (Tasmania)

CANAL estates have again escaped a total ban in Tasmania — for the moment.

Environmental groups had hoped that by excluding canal developments from a new landuse strategy they would be off the agenda, permanently. However, the State Government has decided they will still be considered as part of the Southern Tasmania Regional Land Use […]

By |November 2nd, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|

Surf clubs under threat from climate change – ABC News

Source: ABC News
Anthony Stewart
Updated November 01, 2011 08:51:36

A report for Surf Lifesaving Australia shows more than half of country’s surf lifesaving clubs are being threatened by extreme tides and weather conditions.

The report used data from Geo-Sciences Australia and climate change modelling to assess which clubs will come under threat.

It has found that […]

By |November 1st, 2011|Latest news, News|Comments Off|