Reporting on marine estate programs

The Marine Estate Management Authority has released two reports outlining the progress of marine estate programs:

  1. The Marine Estate Management Authority Performance Report 2018-19 (PDF, 3052.79 KB) outlines the work completed in 2018-19, key achievements, strategic priorities and future directions for the Authority.
  2. The Marine Estate Management Strategy Implementation Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF, 2397.9 KB) outlines the achievements for the first year of putting the ten-year Strategy into action.

Some of the key achievements in the first year of implementing the Strategy include:

  • $2.6M spent across more than 40 coastal locations to reduce sediment runoff into sensitive coastal waterways by stabilising riverbanks, planting native vegetation and sealing unsealed rural roads and tracks
  • tonnes of marine debris and invasive weeds removed from coastal environments
  • coastal biodiversity values of waterways mapped in 33 local government areas in Sydney, and meetings held with local government and industry to understand the challenges they face when managing water quality
  • 150 Aboriginal people trained and qualified for general boat licence, deckhand work, coastal weed management or shorebird monitoring, to increase Aboriginal participation in the care of coastal environments
  • over 1,000 kilometres of NSW reefs surveyed to assess climate change impacts on underwater habitats
  • $1 million allocated to a new Supporting Seafood Future grants program that aims to put more local seafood on more local plates and boost the value of the NSW seafood industry
  • monitoring and demonstration sites established on the North Coast of NSW to improve blueberry and macadamia farm practices and reduce fertiliser run-off into waterways
  • more than 160 projects delivered under the NSW Boating Now program to build or improve maritime infrastructure
  • 180 volunteers and government staff trained to help during marine wildlife rescues.

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Page last updated/reviewed: 25 Feb 2020