WetlandCare Australia -Projects Archive
Sustainable Wetlands on NSW Coastal Landscapes
The Sustainable Wetlands on NSW Coastal Landscapes project invested over $530,000 in more than 1,300ha of on-ground wetland rehabilitation works, with flow on benefits to more than 28,000ha of immediately-adjoining priority wetlands. Project funding was provided by the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) through the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority with assistance from the Northern Rivers CMA.
The project area covered the coastal zone from Tweed Heads on the northern NSW/Queensland border to Gosford on the Central Coast and inland across the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (HCRCMA).
The project consisted of three components: component 1 - Mapping, Classification & Prioritisation, component 2 - Tools and Component 3 On-ground works. Outputs from the mapping, classification, prioritisation and tools components of the project (1 & 2) were used to target funding for on-ground works in priority wetlands using the decision support system developed under component 1 of the project.
WetlandCare Australia worked with more than 21 landholders and other partners at 27 sites across 20 wetland complexes to undertake a range of wetland works including: floodgate modification; hydrology redesign; fencing; weed control and revegetation. These actions have significantly improved the health of the identified priority wetlands in the Hunter Central Rivers and Northern Rivers regions. Click here to download the project poster.
|Walkway construction, Cattai Wetlands||Interpretive sign, Cattai Wetlands|
|Floodgate installation at Mamboo Island||Floodgate installed at Mamboo Island|
An interactive CD from the project containing the Decision Support System and mapping is available under licence from WetlandCare Australia. For more information about the project or to obtain a copy of the interactive CD please contact Senior Projects Coordinator Cassie Price on 02 6681 6169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org