Sadly, saltmarshes are a diminishing habitat and in recognition of the decline and the importance of saltmarsh in NSW, it has been listed as an Endangered Ecological Community (EEC).
Central Coast Council are currently in the planning and development stages of an important saltmarsh rehabilitation project along stretches of foreshore at Rocky Point, Tuggerawong ,Tacoma, Budgewoi, Lake Munmorah and San Remo. As a local resident, we would love to engage you in this process and keep you updated!
Join us online for an informative, engaging, interactive evening where you will be able to hear about our local ecology, contribute to discussions around planning saltmarsh rehabilitation and find out how you can get involved in helping protect our waterways.
The sites require saltmarsh rehabilitation to reduce the density of invasive weed species and increase the density of important native saltmarsh species. The project aims to increase saltmarsh resilience and connectivity, reduce the impacts of erosion, stabilise the foreshore zone, improve water quality and decrease wrack build-up by facilitating natural processes.
The planned works will include both passive and active methods of saltmarsh rehabilitation including foreshore reprofiling, foreshore gradient improvement, wave energy dissipation and re-vegetation using native saltmarsh species.
This project is part of the Tuggerah Lakes estuary and catchment ecological health project funded by the Australian Government’s Environmental Restoration Fund Grant.