Office of Environment and Heritage

Improving water quality locally and lake-wide    

Scientists at the Office of Environment and Heritage are studying the “cause and effect” relationship between human actions on land and the response of the lakes to these actions. Through:

Investigating the sources of sediment and nutrient pollution through monitoring programs, experiments, and computer simulation modelling.

Studying breakdown rates of “wrack” and other organic material within enriched nearshore areas to design more efficient management strategies for the nearshore.

Predicting the lakes’ health under future scenarios of human pressures to help Wyong Shire Council make effective long-term planning decisions. 

Experiment studying breakdown rates of seagrass wrack on shorelines

Photo: Experiment studying breakdown rates of seagrass wrack on shorelines.

Photos courtesy of Office of Environment and Heritage

water quality monitoring tuggerah lakes catchment

Photo: Water Quality Monitoring.

Find out what they have learnt about the local fish and their diets.