Estuary Management

Under the NSW Estuary Management Policy, local councils are responsible for preparing and implementing detailed management plans for estuaries in their jurisdiction. Sutherland Shire Council has developed the following estuary management plans to cover estuaries in the Shire.

Study Name Date
Bundeena Creek Management Plan February 2009 
Gunnamatta Bay Contaminated Sediment Study May 2004
Gunnamatta Bay Estuary Management Plan March 2004
Gymea Bay Estuary Management Plan 2008
Port Hacking Integrated Environmental Management Plan
Port Hacking - Past and Present of an Estuarine Environment February 2014
Woronora Estuary Management Plan February 2006
Yowie Bay Estuary Management Study & Plan February 1999
Georges River Coastal Zone Management Plan July 2013

What is council doing now?

Sutherland Shire Council is carrying out a staged implementation of the estuary management plans. Some of the projects completed or underway include:

Creek restoration works

Creek restoration works, including weed removal, bank stabilisation and revegetation, have been undertaken at several estuary locations, including the following areas:

Kareena Creek from Karimbla Road and Binalong Avenue to President Avenue, Caringbah

  • Wonga Road Reserve Creek, corner of Wonga Road and Attunga Road, Yowie Bay
  • Ewey Creek upstream of President Avenue, Caringbah
  • Kiora Road Reserve, Yowie Bay
  • Box Road Reserve, Jannali
  • Grafton Street Reserve, Sutherland
  • Wolger Street Reserve, Como
  • Paruna Reserve, Como
  • Ninth Avenue (north), Loftus
  • Reserve adjoining 121 Prince Edward Park Road, Woronora
  • Oyster Creek between Box road foodbridge and Bates Drive Culvert, Kareela 
  • Kareela Golf Course Creek restoration, Kareela 
  • Sea Breeze Lane, Bundeena watercourse stabilisation 
  • Manchester Road trash rack, Gymea 
  • Fenton Avenue,  bank stabilisation, Caringbah
  • Buckel Reserve, Menai
  • Marton Park Swaile, Kurnell
  • Alkaringa Creek, Forrest Road, Gymea

Installation of stormwater quality improvement devices (SQIDs)

The council has installed more than 200 stormwater quality improvement devices throughout the shire with more planned, including:

  • trash racks
  • gross pollutant traps
  • Bandalong floating litter traps and floating litter ooms
  • centrifugal deflection system (CDS) - ROCLA
  • rapid filtration system (RFS) - ECOSOL
  • vortex unit by StormWater360
  • stormFilter by StormWater360
  • pollutant filter nets (NetTech)
  • silt traps
  • HumeCeptor
  • pollutant filter bags fitted to stormwater pits
  • wetlands.

Contact Details

Stormwater Management Engineer
02 9710 0857

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