Terrigal and Coastal Lagoons Audit

The ability to report potential pollution sources in relation to the audit process has now concluded. 

Council will continue to share the progress of the audit program through information shared on this page and on the interactive map

The Terrigal and Coastal Lagoons Audit is a comprehensive water quality monitoring project being undertaken in partnership between Central Coast Council and the NSW Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the Department). The project kicked off in January 2019 and will continue until June 2020.

The Audit is investigating water quality at Terrigal Beach, Terrigal Haven, Terrigal Lagoon, Wamberal Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Cockrone Lagoon. A team of scientists from the Department and from Council are working collaboratively with technical experts and operational staff to assess possible sources of pollution in each catchment, determine the impact on long-term water quality, and prioritise remediation works.

To find out more about this project and assist in the identification of potential sources of pollution you can:

How can you help?

The health of our waterways is dependent on the health of the broader catchment areas – whatever comes down the rivers or enters the stormwater, ends up in our waterways and can have good or bad impacts. Our personal actions can directly affect the health of our waterways, not only right where we live or work but all the way to the estuaries and ocean. By working together, we can all do our bit to improve and protect our beautiful coastal areas now, and for the future. We have developed the Waterways fact sheet to inform the community on how they can assist in the ongoing health of our waterways:

The ability to report sources of pollution to assist in the audit process closes February 2020.

* Comments dropped on the interactive map or submitted via on the online form will not be made publicly visible. This is to avoid publicly identifying private properties. However please note under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), members of the public have a right to access certain information held by Council except in instances where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

The Terrigal and Coastal Lagoons Audit is a comprehensive water quality monitoring project being undertaken in partnership between Central Coast Council and the NSW Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the Department). The project kicked off in January 2019 and will continue until June 2020.

The Audit is investigating water quality at Terrigal Beach, Terrigal Haven, Terrigal Lagoon, Wamberal Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Cockrone Lagoon. A team of scientists from the Department and from Council are working collaboratively with technical experts and operational staff to assess possible sources of pollution in each catchment, determine the impact on long-term water quality, and prioritise remediation works.

To find out more about this project and assist in the identification of potential sources of pollution you can:

How can you help?

The health of our waterways is dependent on the health of the broader catchment areas – whatever comes down the rivers or enters the stormwater, ends up in our waterways and can have good or bad impacts. Our personal actions can directly affect the health of our waterways, not only right where we live or work but all the way to the estuaries and ocean. By working together, we can all do our bit to improve and protect our beautiful coastal areas now, and for the future. We have developed the Waterways fact sheet to inform the community on how they can assist in the ongoing health of our waterways:

The ability to report sources of pollution to assist in the audit process closes February 2020.

* Comments dropped on the interactive map or submitted via on the online form will not be made publicly visible. This is to avoid publicly identifying private properties. However please note under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), members of the public have a right to access certain information held by Council except in instances where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In January 2019, Council commenced the Terrigal and Coastal Lagoons Audit. The Audit is investigating water quality at Terrigal Beach, Terrigal Haven, Terrigal Lagoon, Wamberal Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Cockrone Lagoon. A team of scientists from the Department and from Council are working collaboratively with technical experts and operational staff to assess possible sources of pollution in each catchment, determine the impact on long-term water quality, and prioritise remediation works.

    Council have placed pins on an interactive map to indicate the works that have already been completed as part of the audit process. We’re also inviting the community to assist

    In January 2019, Council commenced the Terrigal and Coastal Lagoons Audit. The Audit is investigating water quality at Terrigal Beach, Terrigal Haven, Terrigal Lagoon, Wamberal Lagoon, Avoca Lagoon and Cockrone Lagoon. A team of scientists from the Department and from Council are working collaboratively with technical experts and operational staff to assess possible sources of pollution in each catchment, determine the impact on long-term water quality, and prioritise remediation works.

    Council have placed pins on an interactive map to indicate the works that have already been completed as part of the audit process. We’re also inviting the community to assist in the audit by letting us know about any potential sources of pollution. You can do this by providing the requested information below. 

    ** Comments dropped on the interactive map or submitted via on the online form will not be made publicly visible. This is to avoid publicly identifying private properties. However please note under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act), members of the public have a right to access certain information held by Council except in instances where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.**

    The ability to report potential pollution sources in relation to the audit process has now concluded. 
    Council will continue to share the progress of the audit program through information shared on this page and on the interactive map
  • Thank you for your interest in the Terrigal and Lagoons Catchment Audit. To stay updated on the project, please provide your information below. 

    Thank you for your interest in the Terrigal and Lagoons Catchment Audit. To stay updated on the project, please provide your information below. 

    The ability to report potential pollution sources in relation to the audit process has now concluded. 
    Council will continue to share the progress of the audit program through information shared on this page and on the interactive map