Regional capacity and project delivery
A coordinated effort is needed to improve water quality and protect the values that depend on healthy estuaries: thriving ecosystems, liveable communities, and economic development. The Regional Capacity and Project Delivery strategy will support regional groups and partnerships to implement on-ground actions for healthier estuaries. Local communities will be informed, engaged and equipped for long-term regional catchment management.
Planning and investing for the future
Strong project management and extensive partner engagement and support are critical to achieving the ambitious outcomes of this project. The Regional Estuaries Initiative has a dedicated coordinator who will drive partnerships and ensure the project is delivered in a timely and effective manner. The Initiative will be delivered by collaboration across State, local and Commonwealth government agencies, regional natural resource management groups, catchment councils and the community for united planning and action.
Community engagement and communication
Estuaries are unique and vibrant places that support businesses, communities, tourism, recreational and commercial fishing and port activities. Together, we will build a better understanding of current estuary health, sharing this information with all estuary users to guide future management and planning.
This website has been developed as a key resource for the community, with complex scientific information presented in a community friendly format to support consultation and engagement, and help inform decisions on management actions. New and up-to-date science and information will be added regularly.
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