Expressions of interest close at 5pm this Sunday, June 4, for people looking to get involved in the future of the Tuggerah Lakes.
A community and stakeholder reference group will help develop a new Tuggerah Lakes Wrack Management Strategy – as part of the development of the Tuggerah Lakes Coastal Management Program.
Wrack is aquatic plant and vegetation material, including seagrass, that is moved about by wind and washed onto foreshores or collects in shallow areas, Council says.
“In Tuggerah Lakes wrack is largely made up of detached seagrass leaves and macroalgae and is an important component of estuarine health,” Council explained last week in a press release.
Director Environment and Planning, Alice Howe said a wrack collection program was in place but a new Wrack Management Strategy will help ensure Council applies contemporary practices for effective implementation of a holistic and strategic program.
“Wrack management is complex and an ongoing priority for the community,” Dr Howe said.
“A revised approach is required to balance community concerns, physical and financial constraints, and environmental needs and challenges.
“Our new strategy will be developed collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including regulatory authorities, experts, and the community to ensure a considered approach to wrack management.”
A series of three reference group meetings will be held in Wyong on June 14, July 5 and 26.
Participants will need to attend all the meetings.
Submit an Expression of Interest to join the reference group by 5pm, Sunday June 4: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/…/expression…
Read the full press release here: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/…/were-coming-back…