Merimbula Manifesto

Over 40 estuarine practitioners from across the state met in Merimbula in November 2018 to prioritise key issues/risks for improving the future management and health of New South Wales estuaries. Read More

People Place Partnership - Dongara and Port Denison, WA

This item is about the people in a small but resourceful regional community in Dongara - Port Denison (Western Australia) who have strong attachments to the place in which they live and a thriving capacity for volunteering and partnerships. It is also about the way the small but innovative Shire of Irwin local government utilised community engagement and treated strategic partnerships to help the community develop place-based strategies to improve climate change related environmental sustainability and resilience. Read More

Annual State of the Beaches Report 2017-2018

Recreational water quality has been monitored in New South Wales by the Office of Environment and Heritage’s Beachwatch Program since 1989, and in partnership with coastal councils since 2002 under the Beachwatch Partnership Program. This report summarises the performance of 241 swimming sites along the NSW coast in 2017–2018, providing a long-term assessment of how suitable a site is for swimming. Read More

Vale: John Chappell FAA (1940 - 2018)

It is with great sadness I heard the news last week that my old friend and colleague, John Chappell, passed away. We are of a similar vintage and shared many things in common and times together. He inspired me as he did so many not just in academic terms but as an incredible person; he is the only person I have known who could be called a “polymath”. Read More

Ten Guiding Principles for Marine and Coastal Management

One outcome from a fantastic Coast to Coast Conference held recently in Hobart was the unanimous endorsement by delegates in the closing plenary of Ten Guiding Principles for Marine and Coastal Management. These principles, initially drafted at Coast to Coast 2016 in Melbourne and subsequently refined and endorsed by conference delegates in 2018, have now been endorsed by the Australian Coastal Society. Read More