The Deep Creek system is recognised as an Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLL). The Deep Creek Entrance Management policy aims at providing Council and the community with a procedure for the management of the Deep Creek entrance when it is in a closed state. The content of this policy is based on the findings of the WMA Water Deep Creek Flood Study (2012) and general information found on the Department of Primary Industires 'Management of Coast Lakes and Lagoons in NSW' website:
The policy is to be implemented by Nambucca Shire Council and other relevant State Government Authorities.
Council in association with the Office of Environment and Heritage and other government agencies has undertaken environmental projects on Stuart Island. The projects were targeted for funding as an identified project under the Nambucca River Masterplan. The projects involved weed management, rehabilitation and protection of sensitive environmental areas, improvements to boating facilities, bank stabilisation works and creation of artificial fish habitat (reef ball installation). The works were completed in 2016-2017.
The Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan Final Report dated April 2008 is now available for viewing at Nambucca Shire Council or by clicking the link below.
Click on the links below to view the Nambucca River Master Plan and Compendium March 2010
The Estuary Management Study document is over 100mb in size, please contact Council on 02 6568 0213 for a copy of this document on CD at a cost of $6.
As part of the implementation of the Nambucca River Estuary Management Plan, Council in partnership with OEH, Nambucca Valley Landcare and the Northern Rivers CMA, has developed the Riverbank Restoration Guide. The guide examines the different zones of the Nambucca River and recommends preferred treatment methods for restoration along with suitable species for planting on the bank.
A final Nambucca Shire Coastal Hazard Study report provided by Consultants SMEC was commissioned by Nambucca Shire Council and received December 2009. Please click on the links below for the Report (in 3 parts for ease of download) and attached Annexures.