Protecting and preserving
Working hard alongside the local community to make sure the future of the Tuggerah Lakes estuary is bright and healthy.
The Council has worked with many different organisations – including the Office of Environment & Heritage, the local Catchment Management Authority (now Local Land Services) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service – as well as the local community environment groups and the general community to implement the plan that combines research and education with practical on-ground works.
Some of our combined achievements:
- Rehabilitated streambanks in Wyong River, Ourimbah Creek, Tumbi Umbi Creek, Saltwater Creek and Wallarah/Spring Creek
- Rehabilitated natural areas within the catchment, from riparian areas to wetlands and saltmarshes
- Planted tens of thousands of native plants around the estuary and catchment
- Undertook scientific investigations to help us understand more about the lakes processes
- Monitored water quality to help us to know where to concentrate our efforts in the future
- Ran many community and landholder education and awareness programs
- Constructed stormwater treatment devices to prevent sediment and nutrients from getting into the lake
What else did Council do? Find out more.
Photo: Community workshop at Pioneer
Photo: Wrack harvester on Tuggerah Bay
Photo:Streambank rehabilitation in the Upper Wyong Creek