• North Coast Environment Council

    Formed in 1976, we are the peak umbrella environment group in northern NSW. We cover the area from the Hunter to the Tweed and west to the New England Highway. We also actively support other campaigns further afield. We receive no government funding and have no paid staff or central office. Our members and office-bearers work around the region, often travelling large distances to assist others as we organise in our defence of the environment and the communities it sustains. We rely on donations and the efforts of our members and volunteers, to remain effective. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to assist us with our work, we guarantee plenty of bang for your buck. Post us a message to this site and we will get back to you.
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The North Coast Environment Council award the TOGA or ‘Triumph Over Greed Award’, to North Coast environment groups that through their efforts are able to achieve a win. It is possible to Triumph Over Greed sometimes!Past winners of the TOGA are:

1997 Scotts Head protection group for mounting a successful legal challenge against a development.
1999 North East Forest Alliance for their succeeful efforts to expand the forest reserve system
2001 Friends of South West Rocks for mounting a successful legal challenge against a development
2002 NEFA Hunter Jilliby campaign for organising a successful campaign to get Jilliby National Park on the Central Coast
2003 Nambucca Valley Conservation Association for their successes against gravel extraction via the Commission of Inquiry.


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