To track the progress of the Tuggerah Lakes Estuary we have health reports, much the same as when you have your annual health check with your doctor, we do the same for the lakes.
Go to the map below and click on the lakes to find out how healthy they are at the moment and find out what we are doing to improve them.
To come up with an ecological health score, scientists from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) have used the condition of particular parts of the ecosystem as indicators. These indicators do not have to cover every part of the estuary, but just like the way that your body temperature is an indicator of something wrong with your own health, the indicators show if the whole estuary is out of balance.
The information contained in the report cards is based on the results from the OEH who provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation programs. Find out more.