Estuary Foreshore catchment

The estuary foreshore includes the local catchment of the estuary, including parts of Australind and Bunbury.

This catchment drains extensive urban areas, and also includes a large number of septic tanks and the Kemerton wastewater treatment plant. All of these sources of excess nutrients are high risks for the estuary because of close proximity or direct connection with the Leschenault Estuary. Water sensitive urban design, infill sewerage and waste water reuse in this catchment can help to reduce nutrient inputs to the estuary.