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MEMS progress update released

Aerial picture of  Moonee estuary

Want to learn more about the many ways we are working to improve the health of our coastal waterways?

Then check out our most recent Marine Estate Management Strategy (MEMS) triannual snapshot report just released. This report gives an update on the outputs of our 100 plus MEMS projects between March and June this year and is a great way to find out what we’ve done and what’s planned in coming months.

As well as an overview of highlights from this period, there is a summary of the outputs of each of our nine initiatives. Our initiatives vary from water quality to habitat protection, from climate change to protecting the cultural values of the NSW marine estate.

Some highlights from the report include:

  • New stormwater planning controls to protect and restore waterways in Wianamatta-South Creek
  • Stage 1 of the Wagonga Inlet Oyster Reef Restoration project complete with the construction of both Native Flat Oyster and Sydney Rock Oyster habitat
  • ‘What we Heard” report on consultation into coastal agricultural drainage
  • Six Yuin Aboriginal divers gaining certification as commercial research SCUBA divers as part of our Cultural Economic Development project
  • The NSW Redmap report card outlining how fish are moving in response to warming oceans

You can read about these projects and many more in the MEMS Triannual Snapshot Report Y4 T3 or check out our previous triannual snapshot reports here.

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