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NSW Government Warns of Warming Climate

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.

Australian Coastal Councils Association, National Sea Change Taskforce, News

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 Barbara Norman, the foundation chair and head of Urban and Regional Planning at the University. Co-authors of the report were Dr Jessica Weir, Dr Kate Sullivan and Adjunct Professor Jacqui Lavis. The study was funded by a grant from the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.

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Sharing the Cost of our Coastal Infrastructure

By Jon Hickman, Chair of the Victorian Coastal Council 

Our parks and public places, our heritage buildings, and our coast and harbours make as much of a contribution to liveability in Australia as our roads, public transport, communications and other utility infrastructure. But while principles behind good financing arrangements for ‘hard’ and ‘natural’ infrastructure are the same, there has been little discussion to date around how to finance the protection and enhancement of our natural and heritage infrastructure – in particular our parks and our coast.

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NSW Announces Development of Reforms to Coastal Management Laws

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.

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Wentworth Group Report Calls for Tax Reform to Protect the Environment

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has released a report titled Blueprint for a Healthy Environment and a Productive Economy which calls on the Federal Government for tax reforms including eliminating fossil fuel subsidies and giving tax incentives to landowners to restore and protect environmental assets.

The group claims the tax reforms will ensure a productive economy and a healthy environment over the long term.

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