Estuary foreshore management

Rocks and logs placed along a riverbank to protect it from erosion

Finding ways to prevent riverbank erosion that offers better fish habitat and the chance for native plant regeneration. Photo by: North Coast Local Land Services.


Overview

Riverbank erosion can affect water quality and cause harm to native vegetation and habitats.

Treating riverbank erosion with structures such as vertical stone walls is not always the best option. Hard rock walls don’t provide much habitat for fish.

This action will develop riverbank management strategies that:

  • identify high risk areas prone to erosion in coastal waterways
  • match the best treatment option with each location using a decision support tool
  • help Councils and state agencies coordinate actions to restore riverbank erosion in coastal waterways
  • streamline the assessment process for on-ground works.

Locations

Strategies are being developed for the:

  • Tweed River estuary
  • Nambucca River estuary

Lead agency

Department of Primary Industries - Fisheries (DPI-F)

Partners

  • Local Councils, including: Tweed Shire Council and Nambucca Shire Council
  • Crown Land, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Environment Energy and Science, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Planning, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Transport for NSW
  • Natural Resource Access Regulator, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Contact

To find out more, contact:

Hayley Leczkowski

Acting Manager, Marine Estate Foreshore Management

Department of Primary Industries, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

E - hayley.leczkowski@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated/reviewed: 02 Apr 2020