Coastal communities land $3.2m adaptation

By Paul Hemsley   “Long-lived assets” and infrastructure will be the focus to plan investment in sewerage and stormwater systems, roads and residential housing.   Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet said sea level rises increase the need for communities to build resilience to the impacts.   “Climate change will lead to […]

Coasts Council extended

By Angela Dorizas Local government will continue to have its say on coastal adaptation with the reappointment of the Coasts and Climate Change Council. Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, said the principal focus of the council would be on advising government on progressing coastal adaptation. Mr Combet said the Council would […]

LGSA welcomes new coastal protection laws

The Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW have conditionally welcomed changes to the Coastal Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill, tabled in Parliament last week.  Local Government Association president, Genia McCaffery, said the Bill had been considerably amended after the Associations requested more time to consult with councils. "The Coastal Panel now has three […]

Landmark coastal planning guidelines

The New South Wales Government has released landmark guidelines to assist councils and State agencies plan for the impact of sea level rise. Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly, said the NSW Coastal Planning Guideline: Adapting to Sea Level Rise would help councils plan for the 600, 000 new residents expected to move to the state’s […]

King tide snapshots assist NSW councils

By Angela Dorizas Communities across the east coast got a glimpse of what our coastline will look like in 50-years time, when they experienced yesterday’s king tide – the highest in 18-years. The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC), along with local councils and community groups, coordinated a photographic survey to provide a […]


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