The NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy (2018-2028) has identified agricultural diffuse source pollution (including nutrients and sediment) as a priority threat to water quality in our Marine Estate which includes the NSW coastline, coastal waterways and estuaries, and marine waters.
The Clean Coastal Catchments project is funded through the Marine Estate Management Strategy to reduce nutrient and sediment run off from key coastal agricultural industries.
Our team is working with growers, peak industry bodies, and other key industry players to refine and promote best management practices (BMPs) for nutrients, water, and sediment in NSW coastal agriculture.
The development and adoption of BMPs can assist in making agricultural industries more productive and profitable, while reducing their impact on coastal water quality and habitat.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is leading the Clean Coastal Catchments project to address the priority threat of agricultural diffuse source pollution by:
The Clean Coastal Catchments project team is:
This project will help farmers in coastal agricultural industries to:
The Clean Coastal Catchments project is a NSW Government Initiative funded by the NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy.
The project is delivered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Agriculture division, in partnership with DPI Fisheries, Local Land Services, the NSW Departent of Planning and Environment (DPE) Environment and Heritage Group, and other external partners.