The Conference will be held from 30th October – 3 November 2023 at Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX), NSW. Newcastle is a city of cultural creativity and sporting prowess with a reputation for proudly delivering and supporting significant national and international events, artists and cultural activities.
The Conference Committee invites you to participate in the joint National Coast to Coast & NSW Coastal Conference 2023. For the first time, the National Coast to Coast Conference will combine with the NSW Coastal Conference in 2023 in Newcastle. The Conference will be held from 30th October – 3 November 2023 at Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX), NSW. A pre-conference workshop will be held on Monday 30th October 2023.
For the first time, the National Coast to Coast Conference will combine with the NSW Coastal Conference in 2023 in Newcastle.
The Coast to Coast Conference is a biennial conference organised by the Australian Coastal Society (ACS Ltd). The NSW Coastal Conference is an annual conference that has grown to be one most successful coastal industry events held in Australia.
This joint 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.
The conference will be co-hosted by City of Newcastle and Australian Coastal Society and will be a week-long event which comprises of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, panel discussions, pre-conference workshop, full day field trips, networking events and the Coastal Management Awards.
The Conference will also be supported by Lake Macquarie City Council, Maitland City Council and Port Stephens Council with full day field trips being offered to these LGA’s.
NSW Coastal Conference Papers and Presentations
View and download past NSW Coastal Conference Papers and Presentations
Australian Coastal Society (ACS)
The ACS believes that a healthy and sustainable coastal environment is important for the majority of Australians. In order to achieve this, the ACS attempts to foster coastal stewardship by creating a well-informed independent voice for advice on coastal matters to governments and coastal managers.
The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.
The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.
City of Newcastle
City of Newcastle is a committed to creating a smart, liveable and sustainable global city that fosters innovation, investment and job creation.
Founded in April 1938 following the merger of 11 local Councils, City of Newcastle is now the second largest local government area outside of Greater Sydney, supporting a population forecast to grow to more than 202,000* residents by 2041.
City of Newcastle covers an area of 187sqkm and manages a vast network of facilities and infrastructure including 850km of roads, 974km of pathways, 147 sporting grounds, 116 playgrounds and seven ocean baths and aquatic centres.
Committed to meeting the needs of Newcastle’s growing population, we invested a record $92.5 million into the renewal and revitalisation of community infrastructure during 2019/20, delivering projects that ensure our city is an inclusive, vibrant and sustainable place to live and work, now and into the future.
Our natural landscapes underpin our unique Newcastle lifestyle and are among our greatest assets for residents and biggest tourism drawcards. City of Newcastle is responsible for six main beaches, 79km of creeks, 88 bushland parcels and more than 98,000 street and park trees. We ensure our beaches, waterways and urban forests are protected and accessible to our community, with a development focus on balancing growth while protecting our treasured heritage. We respect our proud Indigenous history and work closely with the traditional owners of our land to protect culturally significant and sacred sites.
Newcastle is a city of cultural creativity and sporting prowess with a reputation for proudly delivering and supporting significant national and international events, artists and cultural activities. We are a must-visit destination and a global innovation hub that hosts travellers, business leaders and students from all over the world. We are committed to investing further in events and tourism, which are integral to supporting Newcastle’s thriving, diverse and robust economy.
2023 NSW Coastal Management Awards
The Annual NSW Coastal Management Awards will be continuing at the joint 2023 Conference and are presented each year to publicly recognise and acknowledge the contributions of individuals, groups, organisations and agencies toward the ecologically sustainable management of the NSW coastal zone. The Awards will be presented on the evening of Thursday 2nd November 2023 at the joint National Coast to Coast and NSW Coastal Conference Dinner. Award finalists are encouraged to attend the Conference Dinner.
The Award Categories Include
- Ruth Readford Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Community Involvement
- Local Government
- The Emeritus Professor Bruce Thom AM Student Research
- Public Good Award
- Local Hero Award
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6650 9800 if you have any further questions. Entries close Monday 9th October 2023.
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For further information regarding the 2023 Joint Coast to Coast and NSW Coastal Conference please contact:
Conference Managers: East Coast Conferences
Amy McIntosh, Jayne Hindle, Jasmine Durbidge
Phone: (61-2) 6650 9800
Mobile: 0408 220 188
Postal: PO Box 848,
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450 Australia
ABN: 56 515 955 798 (East Coast Conferences)