Estuary management

Our beautiful Manning River and its tributaries have long been havens used by visitors, holiday makers, locals, oyster farmers and anglers.

The Manning River is one of only two deltas in the southern hemisphere with two river entrances, the main entrance at Harrington and the second at Farquhar Inlet, just south of Old Bar. The Manning River is a complex estuarine system which includes a number of branch creeks and channels.

There are a number of public ramps, wharves, pontoons, riverside parks, commercial tourist destinations and towns and villages scattered along the river.

The following documents have been prepared to guide the management of the Manning River estuary:

 

Manning Wetlands Steering Committee

Manning Wetlands Steering Committee

The role, minutes and meeting schedule of the Manning Wetlands Steering Committee

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Flooding

Flooding

*In November 2016 an updated flood study for the Manning River catchment was adopted.  It aims to assist us to better...

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Riverbank restoration

Riverbank restoration

We have prepared a guide to help you in undertaking foreshore management works including riverbank restoration. The guidelines...

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Farquhar Inlet entrance opening management plan

Farquhar Inlet entrance opening management plan

The Plan documents the management of the entrance.

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Acid sulfate soils

Acid sulfate soils

33,797 hectares of land within the Manning Valley has been identified as being affected by potential acid...

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State of the Manning report card

State of the Manning report card

The health of the Manning River estuary is in fairly good condition according to the State of...

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Manning Estuary, Coastline & Catchment Advisory Committee

Manning Estuary, Coastline & Catchment Advisory Committee

The role, minutes and meeting schedule of MECCAC

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