Gold Sponsor

Government of South Australia
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board

Everything in nature is connected, and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board works with everyone to help ensure a fair share of natural resources for people and the environment.

Coastal Hazard Management and Climate Adaptation at Coast to Coast Sponsors

Clarence City Council

Over the last 8-years Clarence-City-Council has been implementing a 3-staged adaptation-pathway involving “no-regrets”, “win-win” projects along with focussed adaptation for the highest-risk site at Lauderdale. This pathway has involved staging projects such as community consultation, new planning-scheme controls, stepped-beach access-ways, signage/fencing, sand biodiversity surveys, filling-in dune-low-points with beach-scrapped sand, photogrammetry, high-resolution aerial beach-monitoring, citizen-science and hazard-line refinement. Ratepayers have been consulted on shared fiscal responsibility for future adaptation-options such as sand pumping and groynes.

Kingborough Council

Kingborough Council is delighted to be a sponsor and participant in the Coast to Coast 2018 conference especially with its focus on Supporting Local Government – Coastal Hazard Management and Climate Adaptation.

The issue of planning for climate change and meaningful adaptation for our coastal areas is of critical importance to us.  Kingborough has 336 kilometres of coastline and  we have observed that infrastructure located along the coastline is becoming more and more susceptible to coastal erosion, storm surge and coincident flooding in estuarine areas.

The Coast to Coast event promises to provide a great opportunity to learn from others and share information targeted specifically at local government and our communities.

Bronze Sponsor

Booth 4

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment has responsibility for management of the State’s natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage; for the growth and protection of primary industries; and for land, water and environment regulation and management.

Welcome Reception Sponsor

The Tasmanian Climate Change Office

The Tasmanian Climate Change Office (TCCO) leads the Tasmanian Government’s efforts to reduce the State’s greenhouse gas emissions, and respond to the challenges and opportunities of a changing climate. TCCO coordinates Climate Action 21: Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021, which sets the Government’s agenda on taking action to address climate change.


Booths 1 & 2

Geoscience Australia is Australia’s pre-eminent public sector geoscience organisation. We are the nation’s trusted advisor on the geology and geography of Australia.

We apply our diverse professional expertise, our deep and trusted knowledge, our national-scale Earth observation infrastructure and our strong partnerships, to the opportunities and challenges that face our nation.

Booth 3

Supported by NRM South through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme

Across our rivers, estuaries, saltmarsh, coasts and waterways, NRM South works to maintain a healthy and productive environment in southern Tasmania. We drive effective on-ground action, and support the community with knowledge and information. Our success has come from our ability to work collaboratively – we deliver practical on-ground action by working with a broad range of groups including Councils, community, public and private land managers, researchers, Aboriginal communities as well as businesses, NGOs and industries.

Booth 5

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise. We help to address the adaptation needs of decision makers and practitioners, especially in the coastal zone, as they deal with projected impacts such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, increasing risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, and increasing coastal erosion. Based at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, NCCARF has a national focus across Australia to build resilience to climate change in government, NGOs and the private sector.

Women and the Coasts Sponsors

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Little Penguin Workshop Sponsor

Department of State Growth

Water Bottle Sponsor

About the Association

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.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

Conference Managers

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