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Coastal Conference underway

The 27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference is being hosted for the first time by Bega Valley Shire Council.

The NSW Coastal Conference has grown to become one of the most successful coastal industry events held in Australia. The conference will bring together over 250 delegates from a diverse range of fields, including: all aspects of coastal, estuarine and marine management, science and research, and education, planning, policy and law; and includes representatives from government, the private sector and community groups and the interested public.

AUDIO: Prof Bruce Thom speaking with Simon Lauder of ABC South East Radio November 7th, 2018 Recorded under Fair Dealing All copy right remains with ABC

The Eurobodalla will be well represented with one paper in particular celebrating the accomplishments of our environmental team. The paper "Marine Debris – Engaging the Community and Developing Practical Long Term Solutions to Cleaning up the Coast" is to be presented by Heidi Thomson of Eurobodalla Shire Council

Two presentations will be of particular interest to the Eurobodalla Regional members of the NSW Coastal Alliance attending. Fairness in Sea-level Rise Planning: the Perspectives of Residents Living in Botany Bay Anne Maree Kreller, UNSW Sydney There is little doubt the paper "Getting Your Message Across: Assisting Councillors to Better Understand and Act on Their Legal Responsibilities for Coastal Management" by Ballanda Sack, Beatty Legal to be presented during a session chaired by Eurobodalla Council's Norm Lenehan will be of considerable interest in light of the ongoing protests around the Eurobodalla Council's implementation of their as yet unendorsed Coastal Management Plan. Another interesting paper will be "How to Play the Numbers Game: Risk = Hazard + Outrage when Planning for Climate Change Adaptation" Neale Farmer, Lake Macquarie City Council and of local interest Broulee: An Island No More? Ian Coghlan, UNSW Water Research Laboratory

Above: a poster produced by the NCA’s Central Coast Group, Coastal Residents Incorporated for the Coastal Conference

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