Coomaditchy Lagoon and surrounds | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Coomaditchy Lagoon and surrounds

Item details

Name of item: Coomaditchy Lagoon and surrounds
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Parks, Gardens and Trees
Category: Lake/ Pond
Primary address: Parkes Street, Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Parkes StreetPort KemblaWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Coomaditchy Lagoon and its surrounds are of significance for the local area for aesthetic, scientific and cultural reasons. The Lagoon is rare as one of the largest lagoons in Wollongong populated with seagulls, swans and pelicans. It presents a rare and important wildlife habitat. Coomaditchie Lagoon also has high significance for the Aboriginal community.
Date significance updated: 22 Dec 14
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Division intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.


Physical description: Lagoon with abundant bird life.
Further information: Could be improved by some shoreline planting. Requires Plan of Management that highlights the need for restoration of endemic species, suggest providing artificial islands for nesting waterbirds.
Current use: Public reserve


Historical notes: Natural landscape area

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has landscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The item has scientific and natural value.
SHR Criteria f)
The item has rarity.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

Plan of Management is required, which should include measures to improve shoreline planting, restoration of endemic species, and assist with management of nesting waterbirds.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanCoomaditchy Lagoon and surrounds642426 Feb 10 2010-76 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991L23-SWMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonRob Gansi No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136424Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700738

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