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11 May 2020 Posted by 

TUGGERAH LAKES EXPERT PANEL WORKING

Improving Lakes water quality the goal
DALLAS SHERRINGHAM

ONE of Australis’s leading authorities on coastal management is heading up the expert panel tasked with finding the best ways to improve water quality in Tuggerah Lakes.

Associate Professor William Glamore from the University of NSW is chairing the highly qualified lineup which was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch.
 
The Panel comprises industry-recognized experts in the fields of catchment management, water quality, coast and estuary dynamics, aquatic ecology, stormwater management, water sensitive urban design and community engagement.
 
It includes-
• Dr Angus Ferguson of Southern Cross University Coastal waters Unit.
• Dr Katherine Daffhorn of Macquarie University Marine Research Centre.
• Dr Damian Maher of University of Technology.
• Dr David Wainwright, the Conjoint Lecturer at Newcastle University’s School of Environmental and Life Sciences.
 
Other panel members include Sian Fawcett, Nicole Ramilo and Stuart Waters.
 
Associate Professor Glamore is Principal Research Fellow at the Water Research Laboratory (WRL), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of NSW Sydney.
 
During the past 20 years, he has undertaken independent studies on estuarine and coastal systems globally.
 
Mr Crouch said the Expert Panel would be different to previous approaches to Tuggerah Lakes.
 
“The Expert Panel will do more than just produce another report. Its purpose is to pull together all previous reports to identify water quality solutions,” Mr Crouch said.
 
“The Panel will also investigate what has been done in the past, what issues the community wants addressed, and what science says should be done in the future.
 
“This will help to guide Central Coast Council in formulating their future strategies and actions.”
 
A working group has been established to guide operation of the Expert Panel comprising staff from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Central Coast Council.
 
The Panel will undertake consultation with the community and other relevant stakeholders, and further details will be available shortly.


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