Bushfire restoration works along south coast waterways

The devastating 2019-20 bushfires covered large parts of the NSW South Coast within the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley local government areas.

Fire regrowth, Kosciuszko National Park

Some 52 estuaries and catchments were fire affected. These fires were followed shortly after by flooding, which washed sediment ash and debris into waterways and resulted in significant creek and riverbank erosion.

What has been done?

With assistance from NSW Government agencies, councils have been leading contractors and community volunteers to restore vegetation, control weeds and manage erosion along some of the hardest hit coastal waterways.

These projects are being supported with technical and financial assistance from the NSW Government via its Coastal Management Program – Bushfire Affected Coastal Waterways Grants.

What can you do?

To help build the resilience of waterways to future hazards, including bushfires, floods and drought, you can protect and restore native vegetation along banks and foreshores.

Find out more

To learn more about these South Coast projects, contact Bega, Eurobodalla and Shoalhaven City councils.

Bega Valley Shire – Post-Fire coastal waterways recovery

Eurobodalla Shire – Post-fire coastal waterways recovery

View our webinar, Managing Coastal waterways after the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires in South East NSW, to find out more about council’s bushfire grant projects.

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