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

Entries Invited – 2015 Australian Coastal Awards

The National Sea Change Taskforce invites entries for the 2015 Australian Coastal Awards, which are being made to acknowledge the people and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Australian coastal environment and settlements. The winners of the 2015 awards will be announced at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, to be held at … Continue reading Entries Invited – 2015 Australian Coastal Awards

Special General Meeting to Consider Changes to Organisation

A Special General Meeting of members of the National Sea Change Taskforce is to be called to consider changes to the organization including repositioning the group as the Australian Coastal Councils Association. The Taskforce Committee of Management voted unanimously at its most recent meeting to have the changes considered by member councils at a Special … Continue reading Special General Meeting to Consider Changes to Organisation

2015 AUSTRALIAN COASTAL COUNCILS CONFERENCE – REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Registration has now closed for the 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference to be held at RACV Cape Schanck Resort on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 March 2015 Download the registration brochure here 2015 Australian Coastal Councils Conference BROCHURE   The annual Australian Coastal Councils Conference is an important national event that brings together … Continue reading 2015 AUSTRALIAN COASTAL COUNCILS CONFERENCE – REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED