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Hunter Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan

The Hunter Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan aims to guide future decision-making regarding the management of the Hunter Estuary and surrounding area.

The Hunter Estuary makes up a triangle between the following river locations:

  • Port of Newcastle at the start of the Hunter River
  • Oakhampton on the Hunter River
  • Seaham Weir on the Williams River
  • Gostwyck on the Paterson River

The estuary is the home to a number of resident and migratory animals, a water source for agriculture, a recreational waterway and a commercial resource. Because of this, it is important that there is an integrated approach to the management of the estuary.

Key documents