Estuaries in NSW
|Next South||Next North|
|Coffs Creek||Hearns Lake|
|Area Catchment||40 km2|
|Waterway Area||0.3 km2|
|Entrance Characteristics||Open and untrained|
|Location (Lat-Long)||30.212S , 153.161E|
|Distance (from Sydney)||567 km North|
|Summary of Available Data||Data Pages|
The town of Moonee Beach is located near the entrance of Moonee Creek. Moonee Beach Nature Reserve lies between Moonee Creek and the ocean. Tourist destination for its recreational swimming at its entrance and sheltered boating and fishing.
Significant Estuarine Tributaries
Population and Holiday Centres
- Moonee Beach Nature Reserve lies between Moonee Creek and the ocean.
- Moonee Creek is stocked with fish and mud crabs while Hearns Lake is well known for its king prawns.
- The approximate length of Moonee Creek is 13 km.
The spatial data is reproduced from NSW Fisheries(2006/7) studies, whilst the species makeup is from the West et al.(1985). This map shows the spatial extent of the Estuarine Vegetation.
R.J. Williams, G. West, D. Morrison and R.G. Creese, (2006),
"Estuarine Resources of New South Wales",
prepared for the Comprehensive Coastal Assessment (DoP) by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Port Stephens.
R.J. West, C.A. Thorogood, T.R. Walford and R.J. Williams. (1985).
"An Estuarine Inventory for New South Wales, Australia".
Fisheries Bulletin 2. Department of Agriculture, New South Wales.
This estuary falls in the area covered by Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.
Coffs Harbour City Council has formed a Coastal/Estuary Management Committee to allow community input into the management of all its estuaries. The Moonee Creek Estuary Management Plan is programmed for finalisation late 2004/early 2005.
The Estuary Management Process 2
|Form Estuary Management Committee (EMC)||completed|
|Assemble Existing Data||completed|
|Carryout Process Study||commenced|
|Carryout Estuary Management Study||none|
|Draft Estuary Management Plan||none|
|Review Estuary Management Plan||none|
|Implement Estuary Management Plan||none|
|Monitor and Review Estuary Management Process||none|
|Coffs Harbour City Council||Martin Rose|
|Ph 6648 4421|
Local Government Areas
NSW 1:25000 Map Name(s)