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 covers the NSW coastline, 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 intensive 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 intensive coastal agricultural industries to:
Better management of fertiliser and water on farm will assist industry to be more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable, while reducing negative impacts on creeks, rivers and sensitive marine areas.
The Clean Coastal Catchments project is a NSW Government Initiative funded by the NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy.
The project is being implemented by a cross disciplinary team within NSW DPI Agriculture, in partnership with DPI Fisheries, Local Land Services and other external partners.