About us

Stockton Community Group Inc. (SCG Inc.) is a dedicated group of volunteers passionate about supporting community members and addressing local needs. The SCG Inc. aims to support and maintain the health and vibrancy of the social and natural environment of Stockton and surrounding areas. SCG Inc. are not registered as a Charitable Foundation in NSW.


Our Story: SCG Inc. (formerly Stockton Community Action Group) initially formed with a goal to challenge breaches made by corporate businesses concerning the environment, with a view to achieve a more sustainable local environment.

Initially, key issues were to challenge the proposal of an airport on Kooragang Island, petition against the negative effects and danger of chemicals to the Stockton environment and residents health. More recently, the SCG Inc. have become involved in Save Stockton Beach, addressing the inaapropriate use of Crown Land, challenge ammonium nitrate storage locally, and identifying other relveant issues in Stockton to ensure a safe and healthy community and environment.

SCG Inc. has an elected Executive Committee who meet regularly to discuss and act upon local matters of concern, with visitors most welcome to also attend. This meeting provides a forum to ensure the Stockton community are aware of and involved in matters influencing their lifestyle, and be involved in campaigns regarding Stockton and surrounding areas.

Stockton Community Group - Who we are

What’s in a name?

Why Stockton Community Group Inc? Community means “the sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common”; which we believe describes our group very well. We have a shared commitment of supporting our community and the people who live here.

What’s ‘By the Community for the Community’?

It represents our approach to delivering successful outcomes:

  • First, we are a group of volunteer community members
  • Secondly, the central purpose of the group is to serve the Stockton community and understand your needs and solutions. We unpack your challenges.

What does the logo mean?

The hands in our logo represents us as a group of people working together to create a community that values both a community of individuals and vibrant and healthy environment. The colours blue and yellow represent the beach and the red represents community action.

Stockton Community Group Inc Logo

Please note the SCG Inc. logo can only be used on official correspondence from the SCG Inc. and is not available for individual use, work or correspondence

Our People


  • Co-President: Alison Rigby & Lindy Nisbett
  • Secretariat: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Lindy Nisbett
  • Public Officer: Ian Taggart

Role of Executive

  • Determine the key issues and identify actions
  • Meet key stakeholders ensuring the community voice is heard

About Stockton Community Group Inc.

  • Incorporated body, requiring at least 7 members
  • Meets monthly prior to SCG Inc meetings to plan agenda
  • Lead and participate in SCG Inc working groups

Executive Group

  • Alison Rigby (Beach Group)
  • Lindy Nisbett
  • Ian Taggart
  • Keith Craig (Air Quality and Environment)
  • Carolyn Bailey (Community and Crown working group)
  • Alan Newbery (SCG Inc. members rep).
  • Jo Bastian
  • Vic Turrin

What we do

We tap into people’s diverse expertise and experience to:

1. Promote  opportunities for connecting Stockton residents through resilient community networks.
2. Foster  advocacy skills, by being a point of contact for community members needing advice, and resources to address matters of concern to Stockton
3. As appropriate provide central coordination to address concerns to relevant government and private organisations
4. Inform and encourage the Stockton Community to participate in local decision making, development and planning.
5. Work towards enhancing the physical, social, and economic environment of Stockton whilst recognising its historical significance.
6. Support proper planning of Stockton, and genuine sustainable development that preserves and enhances the natural, social, historical and community environments in Stockton.
7. Advocate for the ongoing development of facilities and services in Stockton that support a safe, healthy, sustainable and complete way of life.
8. Foster co-operation between the local community, other community organisations, Local Council, and other Government and non-Government.
9. Provide a forum where residents can share ideas, suggestions, opinions and problems solving action.

How we work

By acting, not talking. Community first approach. There must be consultation, co-creation and innovation. Collaboration and cooporation and complete transparency.

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1. By acting, not just talking

To be known through effective action

We know advocacy is linked with effective action, and this is how we aim to achieve the continual improvement of Stockton. Local, State and Federal Government, and corporate bodies influence and often manage our communities by making decisions on our behalf.

We seek to advocate and proactively be aware of these stakeholders and acting to ensure they have Stockton’s best interest in mind at all times. We aim to be more than a group who talk about issues, we aim to promote effective and efficient action on matters the Community raise.

2. Community first

People make the difference and they are core to everything we do

We know that the people of Stockton and the surrounding areas are amazing and can achieve anything when they feel heard, supported and valued. There is so much passion, talent and commitment in our area.
We seek to promote a place where anybody can contribute. We aim to create a space where people feel empowered to use their knowledge, skills to contribute to community improvement, and the confidence to impact our community. We promote a peaceful community that is respectful, trustworthy and honest, through shared commitment, and accountability.

3. There must be consultation

Consultation means involvement from the beginning

We value consultation at every stage of process. Our view is to ensure people are involved and heard, allowing each individual space for their voice and role to play a bigger part in change. We provide a space where each individual can contribute to decisions and actions in a meaningful way to promote ownership.

We facilitate open, honest, and safe communication to provide a central point for community to voice concerns, a place to act, and to provide recommendations to community members, community organisations, Local Council, and other Government and non-Government agencies.

4. Co-creation and innovation

Co-creation starts from a willingness to work towards improving our environment and community

We know that to achieve (what feels like) the impossible requires creative and innovative thinking. This means local planning, development and decision making.

We work toward the enhancement of the physical, social and economic environment of Stockton and hope to build on the historical significance of Stockton to co-create an even better sustainable environment and community.

5. Collaboration and cooperation

Collaboration and cooperation are the core of who we are and what we do

We know to work toward an even better Stockton we must work together. This means creating opportunities for Stockton residents to connect with each other through strong resilient networks.

We seek to foster cooperation to allow community to come together to preserve and enhance the natural, social, historical and community environments in Stockton and surrounding areas.

6. Complete transparency

No game playing

We understand the importance of open, honest, transparent, and pragmatic conversations to building trust and accountability. The hope to keep the community engaged, aware, and informed through being authentic and transparent.

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