Lake Guardians

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.

Community members paricipating in a workshop
Photo: Community workshop at Pioneer
Wrack harvester on lakes
Photo: Wrack harvester on Tuggerah Bay
Streambank Rehabilitation in the upper Wyong River catchment
Photo:Streambank rehabilitation in the Upper Wyong Creek

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Our Partners

See who helped to protect, restore and educate so we can continue to Love Our Living Lakes.

Catchment Management Authority

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Office of Environment and Heritage