Wooloweyah Lagoon Coastal Zone Management Plan

The Wooloweyah Lagoon catchment and waterway is of significant social and economic benefit to the community, has high ecological values, and is listed on the 'Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia'.

The Wooloweyah Lagoon catchment and waterway is of significant social and economic benefit to the community, has high ecological values, and is listed on the 'Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia'. The lagoon and the associated channels are subject to a number of pressures from the catchment. The catchment supports a number of major rural industries, primarily sugar cane and commercial fishing. Through a review of previous studies, consultation with the community and stakeholder organisations, and a condition assessment of the lagoon, a range of management issues were identified.

The Wooloweyah Lagoon Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) seeks to achieve sustainable management of existing and future use of land and waterways in order to ensure adequate protection of the catchments environmental values. This will be achieved through a range of short and long term strategies, for which stakeholders have been assigned responsibility and have agreed to implement to the best of their abilities.

The CZMP and Wooloweyah Lagoon Condition Assessment were funded by Clarence Valley Council and the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.

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