Manning Wetlands Steering Committee

Wetlands are important natural assets of the Manning Valley. They impact the health of the environment and the productivity of our aquaculture, fishing and tourism industries.

The Committee was established to help us meet the following objectivise;

  • encourage and facilitate the restoration and retention of coastal wetlands and adjacent lands in Greater Taree to improve their ecological value;
  • protect and improve the water quality of the Manning River, with a focus on reducing runoff from acid sulfate soil areas; and
  • promote the importance of wetlands and acid sulfate soil remediation within the community.

The Committee played an important role in the Cattai Wetlands and the Big Swamp Project.