Healthy coastal habitats
Delivering healthy coastal habitats with sustainable use and development
Taking action to improve the management of foreshore and waterway structures to protect the marine environment.
Reviewing commercial dredging and sand extraction in estuaries and along the open coast to assess risks and ensure a consistent approach to risk management.
Developing guidelines and plans to include features in new and existing estuary breakwaters that will improve biodiversity, fishing and other social values.Project completed.
Developing an approval framework to support entrance management for intermittently closed and open lakes and lagoons (ICOLL).
Improving the design of coastal cities and towns by promoting environmentally friendly planning and infrastructure.
Developing estuary-wide strategies for jetties, pontoons and boat ramps to streamline approvals while protecting aquatic habitat.
Developing estuary-wide strategies for rehabilitating and protecting mangroves and saltmarsh so they are resilient to key threats.
Developing environmentally friendly methods of bank stabilisation to manage foreshores and guide future investment.
Providing a framework for managing coastal floodplain drainage to improve water quality, simplify approvals and support viable primary industries.
Restoring fish passage and river connectivity at priority weir and road crossings so that fish can move between habitats, avoid predators, find food and breed.
Developing new methods for mapping seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh to determine species, measure condition and identify threats.
Exploring ways of using artificial intelligence to map and monitor habitats and species.
Understanding the effects of human activities on seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh.
Improving knowledge about deep rocky reef species in the Greater Sydney region and the effects of natural and human influences.
Improving the design of jetties to minimise seagrass loss in Greater Sydney estuaries.
Understanding the effects of human activities on fish in Greater Sydney estuaries.
Page last updated/reviewed: 20 Aug 2021