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.

Projects


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Commercial dredging audit

Reviewing commercial dredging and sand extraction in estuaries and along the open coast to assess risks and ensure a consistent approach to risk management.

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Fish friendly breakwalls

Developing guidelines and plans to include features in new and existing estuary breakwaters that will improve biodiversity, fishing and other social values.

Project completed.

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ICOLL management

Developing an approval framework to support entrance management for intermittently closed and open lakes and lagoons (ICOLL).


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Coastal design guidelines review

Improving the design of coastal cities and towns by promoting environmentally friendly planning and infrastructure.

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Domestic waterfront structure strategies

Developing estuary-wide strategies for jetties, pontoons and boat ramps to streamline approvals while protecting aquatic habitat.

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Marine vegetation strategies

Developing estuary-wide strategies for rehabilitating and protecting mangroves and saltmarsh so they are resilient to key threats.


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Estuary foreshore management strategies

Developing environmentally friendly methods of bank stabilisation to manage foreshores and guide future investment.

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Coastal floodplain drainage management

Providing a framework for managing coastal floodplain drainage to improve water quality, simplify approvals and support viable primary industries.

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Reconnecting fish habitats

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.


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Mapping seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh

Developing new methods for mapping seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh to determine species, measure condition and identify threats.

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Innovative technology research

Exploring ways of using artificial intelligence to map and monitor habitats and species.

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Threats to estuarine vegetation

Understanding the effects of human activities on seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh.


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Subtidal reef monitoring

Improving knowledge about deep rocky reef species in the Greater Sydney region and the effects of natural and human influences.

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Reviewing jetty designs

Improving the design of jetties to minimise seagrass loss in Greater Sydney estuaries.

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Threats to estuarine fish assemblages

Understanding the effects of human activities on fish in Greater Sydney estuaries.

Page last updated/reviewed: 20 Aug 2021