What do our waterways mean to you?
The Southern Estuaries of the MidCoast region, including Wallis, Myall and Smiths Lakes, Karuah River, North Arm Cove, Kore Kore and Khappinghat Creeks and Black Head Lagoon are some of its greatest assets. They strengthen the MidCoast economy and provide social and recreational values that benefit the people that live, visit and work in the region.
MidCoast Council is in the process of preparing a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for its Southern Estuaries. The Estuarine zone is the area where the freshwater from the river meets the salt water from the ocean.
The Coastal Management Program comprises a five-stage development process and will set out the long-term strategy for the coordinated management of the Southern Estuaries and will aid MidCoast Council to identify, understand, prepare for and respond to the uncertainties of a changing coastal estuarine environment.
The program will build on work that has previously been undertaken in these catchments and will involve input from our community on where and how they use our estuaries.
Timeline item 1 - complete
Timeline item 2 - active
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
Coastal Management Program finalisation
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Implementation and evaluation