Tuggerah Lakes estuary
The Tuggerah Lakes estuary is a unique environment and rich in biodiversity.
Over the years the estuary has been influenced by many different human activities.
About half of the wetlands (the upstream filter system) are already lost, 85% of saltmarsh is gone, and urban development is directing surges of stormwater into the lakes, all of which contribute to problems such as 'black ooze'.
In response to community concerns, Wyong Shire Council developed the Tuggerah Lakes Estuary Management Plan (EMP).
Supported by a $20 million Australian Government Caring for our Country grant, the EMP aims to restore Tuggerah Lakes to a point where it can effectively maintain itself.
Caring for our Country has provided $8.66 million for Stage 1 of this project and has committed a further $11.34 million for Stage 2, due for completion in 2013.
Visit www.loveourlivinglakes.com.au to find out more.
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