A precious environment right at our doorstep

The Tuggerah Lakes estuary and its catchment are home to many wonderful places that are a haven for lots of wildlife, they are a living environment that needs plenty of care and nurturing to ensure that they continue to live.

The valleys of Yarramalong and Dooralong, inland from Wyong, contain lush pastures, grazing properties, turf farms and rural views. They are also two of the catchments that feed into the Tuggerah Lakes, and provide its main source of water. Did you know that the salinity in Tuggerah Lakes estuary fluctuates from almost freshwater to highly saline at different times and in different areas? Find out more.

The Tuggerah Lakes estuary is also central to a range of activities such as canoeing, boating, commercial and recreational fishing and many more activities which is what makes it such a great place to live and explore.

The impacts of climate change, urban development and the increasing issues of pollution are just a number of factors that can affect the health of our living lakes.

But the good news is…

Every day, individuals and businesses in our catchment who use and enjoy the lakes for leisure and recreation or to make a living are taking practical steps to help safeguard the lakes’ future.

We need you to continue to help to love our living lakes. How can you do this? Follow some of our simple tips or get involved in your own patch to understand what it is doing. Find out more.