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Annual beach suitability grade for each beach in the SHOROC region.
Target (SHOROC Region)
What is the current situation/trend?
Indicator is off-track
The health of SHOROC’s beaches have been graded in the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) State of the Beaches Report
The SHOROC Regions Beaches and Estuarine Areas on average had a ‘Good’ beach suitability grade as outlined in the following tables.
|Summary of the Health of the SHOROC Regions 21 Ocean Beaches and 20 Estuarine Areas (State of the Beaches Report 2011-12)|
|Beach Suitability Grade||21 Ocean Beaches||23 Estuarine Areas|
Click on the links below for further information on the following:
- Ratings for individual SHOROC beaches in 2011/2012
- Rating for each individual estuarine area in SHOROC in 2011/2012
Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?
The water quality of beaches and other swimming locations is monitored to provide the community with accurate information on the cleanliness of the water and to enable individuals to make informed decisions about where and when to swim. Routine assessment also measures the impact of pollution sources, enables the effectiveness of stormwater and wastewater management practices to be assessed, and highlights areas where further work is required.
Updated July 2013