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Enhancing community benefits

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Initiative 8 aims to enhance the social, cultural and economic benefits that the NSW community derives from the marine estate by responding to priority threats.

Our Enhancing community benefits projects

Marine estate education strategy

Marine estate education strategy

Implementing the NSW Marine Estate Education Strategy and curriculum-based schools package.

Maritime heritage review

Maritime heritage review

Assessing threats to marine historic heritage and recommending strategies to manage those threats.

Community wellbeing framework

Community wellbeing framework

Collecting social, cultural and economic data to provide a foundation for long-term monitoring of community wellbeing associated with the marine estate.

Values and activity mapping

Values and activity mapping

Pilot a comprehensive, spatial mapping project of human use activities, to support marine planning prioritisation and management. Project to continue in future years

Blue economy

Blue economy

Working across multiple sectors to develop a Blue Growth Strategy for NSW which explores opportunities for coordinated, innovative, long-term, sustainable development of the marine estate with a focus on those current and emerging activities which provide the greatest opportunity for sustainable growth for NSW (project to commence in future years).

NSW Marine Estate Community Wellbeing Surveys

NSW Marine Estate Community Wellbeing Surveys

The community wellbeing surveys provide valuable insight into our coastline from Coastal Residents, Youth and Visitors. Using the responses to the surveys, we can track the benefits, threats and trends in community wellbeing over time.

Connections to Sea Country - Aboriginal People of Coastal NSW survey

Connections to Sea Country - Aboriginal People of Coastal NSW survey

The Connections to Sea Country – Aboriginal Peoples of Coastal NSW Survey (Wave 1) is the first survey of its kind, aimed at improving our understanding of Aboriginal peoples' cultural connections to Sea Country and the impacts on these connections.

Teacher resources for primary schools

Teacher resources for primary schools

Find resources and activities for schools on this page.