Yamba will be the location of the 16th annual NSW Coastal Conference from the seventh to the ninth of November 2007.
The conference will include plenary sessions and concurrent sessions covering topics such as climate change and the coastal footprint.
More than 60 delegates will be presenting papers during these sessions.
Field trips will take participants to Lake Woolaweyah, Angourie, and across the Clarence River to Iluka and Woody Head to highlight local sites with coastal management issues.
Mayor Ian Tiley said, The Coastal Conference has grown to become one of the most successful events of its nature in Australia.
With so many important coastal issues currently being debated in council and the broader public arena, it is timely that an event of this nature is to be hosted by council.
The Clarence Valley has had a very close association with the Conference, hosting the inaugural gathering in 1991 and again in 2000.
Relevant government ministers and highly respected scientific figures including Mr John Williams, chair of the Natural Resources Commission, and Professor Bruce Thom, member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, will attend the conference.
Interested members of the public can pick up a program from their local council office or visit www.coastalconference.com for further information.
Authorised by: Ian Tiley MAYOR
02 6643 0245 or 0427 457 382
For further information contact:
Peter Birch, Manager Sustainable Environment
02 6643 0205 or 0407 299 596