City of Rockingham WA

Call For Papers – 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

The Organizing Committee of the 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference is inviting abstracts to be submitted for papers to be presented at the Conference, which is to be held from 4 to 6 May 2016 at Rockingham in Western Australia. The Committee is seeking papers on coastal themes including but not limited to the following … Continue reading Call For Papers – 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

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$250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway

The NSW government has commenced a shark-monitoring program to reduce the risk of shark attacks on the NSW north coast. The $250,000 program involves on-water surveillance by the Department of Primary Industries and CSIRO together with a public education campaign. Following a recent spate of 12 shark-related incidents in the north coast region, including two … Continue reading $250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway

Government Announces Census to be Retained

The Federal Government has confirmed the 2016 national Census will go ahead as planned and that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will receive an additional $250 million in the budget for an urgent computer upgrade. The announcement follows reports that the Census was going to be scrapped in its existing form and replaced with … Continue reading Government Announces Census to be Retained

Conference Delegates Call on Government to Retain Census

Delegates at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Cape Schanck adopted a Communiqué calling on the Australian Government “to retain the National Census in its existing form to ensure Australia’s councils have access to detailed demographic data which is essential for the future planning and resourcing of their communities.” The Communiqué was issued in response … Continue reading Conference Delegates Call on Government to Retain Census

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Victorian Government Committed to Improve Coastal Management

Lisa Neville MP, Victoria’s Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, told delegates at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference that the Andrews Government is committed to improving the state’s coastal management. “Firstly, we are looking at how we best manage our coastal assets,” she said. “96 per cent of Victoria’s coast is in public … Continue reading Victorian Government Committed to Improve Coastal Management

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Special General Meeting Votes to Adopt New Name

A Special General Meeting of members of the National Sea Change Taskforce, held on 12 March in conjunction with the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, resolved to change the name of the organization. The members in attendance voted unanimously to change the name to the Australian Coastal Councils Association Inc. The change is scheduled to come … Continue reading Special General Meeting Votes to Adopt New Name

WINNERS – 2015 Australian Coastal Awards

The 2015 Australian Coastal Awards were announced on 12 March at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, held at Cape Schanck, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The Awards were established in 2014 to acknowledge the achievement of individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian coastal environment, settlements and sustainability. They are intended … Continue reading WINNERS – 2015 Australian Coastal Awards

Coastal Erosion the ‘Major Coastal Issue of the Century’

Lack of adequate policy guidelines and a funding source to deal with coastal erosion is emerging as the most difficult issue currently facing coastal councils. Most of the councils that nominated issues to be considered in the Coastal Issues Exchange at the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference put coastal erosion at or near the top … Continue reading Coastal Erosion the ‘Major Coastal Issue of the Century’

Better Approach Needed to Planning for Bushfire Risk – New Report

A report prepared by a research team at the University of Canberra has found that urban growth and the projected impacts of climate change are likely to expose more people to the risk of bushfire. The report, titled Planning and bushfire risk in a changing climate, was prepared by a research team headed by Professor … Continue reading Better Approach Needed to Planning for Bushfire Risk – New Report