Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced a $23.9 million research project which is aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks.
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. Continue reading $250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has released projections for future changes in temperature, rainfall and other climate variables. The projections have been prepared in conjunction with the ACT Government and the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of NSW.
The fine-scale projections are designed to help local government, business and the community to build resilience in the face of future extreme events and hazards by helping them to understand the impacts of climate change and better manage risk in their local areas. Continue reading NSW Government Warns of Warming Climate
NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes has announced the development of reforms to the State’s coastal management laws, including improved technical support and new funding arrangements for local government coastal management initiatives.
The coastal reform package is expected to come before the State Parliament at the end of 2015 and will replace the 35-year-old Coastal Protection Act, which the Minister said no longer achieves the desired integrated and balanced approach to coastal management. Continue reading NSW Announces Development of Reforms to Coastal Management Laws
NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes has approved a Coastal Zone Management Plan developed by Greater Taree City Council, on the NSW mid north coast, but has rejected a proposal to provide funding for a rock revetment wall at Old Bar. Continue reading NSW Environment Minister Says No to Revetment Wall at Old Bar