Studies Done

Record of Studies Carried Out on the Estuary & Coastal Zone

 

1) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Catchment Study

Year: 1983

Produced By: Colin Creighton

Topic: Recourse appraisal, with recommendations for restorations and management.

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Recommendations:

a) Lake Innes reversion

b) Widening of Kenwood Drive Bridge

c) Southern Headland reinstatement

d) Lagoon maintenance dredging on regular basis


2) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Flood Study

Year: 1984

Produced By: Public Works Department

Topic: Effects on Flooding to the Village

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Recommendations:

a) Increasing width of Kenwood Drive will cause flooding to a couple of low lying properties in Kenwood Drive


3) Name: NSW Coastal Zone Management Study

Year: 1987

Produced By: NSW Public Works

Topic: Beach & Dune Erosion

Findings:

Beach and Dune erosion identified with assets threatened in Dickson Reserve (caravan Park)

Physical works to prevent or reduce erosion as part of Management Plan


4) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Management Plan

Year: 1992

Produced By: Webb & McKeown

Topic: Lake Innes Reversion, Lake Opening Policy

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Recommendations:

a) Lake Innes reversion

b) Widening of Kenwood Drive Bridge

c) More studies required to support findings


5) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Management Plan (Aquatic Biological System)

Year: 1994

Produced By: Webb & McKeown

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Topic: Lake Innes reversion‐Study of Estuarine Biota, water and sediment quality, record of fish catches.

Recommendations:

a) Lake Innes reversion will result in more fish overall (fresh water species)

b) Better health for both systems after reversion


6) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Management Plan (Terrestrial Biological System)

Year: 1994

Produced By: Webb & McKeown

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Topic: Reversion of Lake Innes‐Fauna study

Recommendations:

a) Lake Innes reversion will result in more birds & species (fresh water species)

b) Better vegetation after reversion


7) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Management Plan (Water Quality)

Year: 1994

Produced By: Webb & McKeown

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Topic: Study of existing health of Lake System, Lake opening strategy.

Recommendations:

a) Lake should have more frequent openings to improve water quality.

b) Lake should be opened once salinity levels record 40%

c) Lake should be opened annually at highest level possible

d) Lake system has high risk of stratification.


8) Name: Lake Innes Lake Cathie Management Plan (Physical Process)

Year: 1994

Produced By: Webb & McKeown

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Topic: Computer modelling (WBNM & Rubicon) re possible reversion of Lake Innes

Recommendations:

a) Supporting Lake Innes reversion

b Widen Kenwood Drive Bridge


9) Name: Lake Innes A Tale of Two Lakes

Year: 2003

Produced By: UMWELT

Commissioned by: NPWS

Topic: Lake Management and options

Recommendations:

Supporting Lake Innes reversion


10) Name: Lake Cathie Southern Coastal Foreshore Management Plan

Year: 2003

Produced By: Gerrand & Associates

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Topic: Degraded Stormwater Outlets, Degraded Dune Field and Bushland

Recommendations:

Urgent rectification of stormwater outlets.

Walking Track (Gookik Track) to support revegetation and maintenance.

Bush regeneration


11) Name: Lake Cathie Maintenance Dredging Plan

Year: 2004

Produced By: GHD

Commissioned by: Hastings Council

Topic: Dredging options for lake system

Recommendations:

A full EIS should be immediately prepared for future dredging of lake upstream from Ocean Dr Bridge

A financial report should be prepared for the widening of Kenwood Drive Bridge


12) Name: Lake Cathie and Lake Innes Assessment & Management Study (CLAM)

Year: 2007

Produced By: ANU

Commissioned by: NRCMA

Topic: Computer Modelling to determine management options

Recommendations:

Updated Hydrological Survey required to assist in management process

Ongoing Study


13) Name: Lake Cathie Coastal Foreshore Hazard Study

Year: 2008

Produced By: SMEC

Commissioned by: Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Topic: Beach & Dune Erosion

Recommendations:

Hazard zones identified with notations included on 149 Certificates

Ongoing Study


14) Name: Lake Cathie Coastline Management Study

Year: 2009

Commissioned by: PMHC & DECC

Produced by: SMEC

Topic: Beach & Dune erosion

Recommendations:

a) List of 13 options to deal with erosion

b) Ongoing


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