NSW Wetlands Management Policy is to be applied and implemented by
all Government agencies such that there is no further degradation
of wetlands in the State.
The Policy states:
sustainable use, management and conservation of wetlands in NSW
for the benefit of present and future generations.
- Halt, and
where possible reverse
- loss of wetland vegetation
- declining water quality
- declining natural productivity
- declining natural flood mitigation and
- loss of biological diversity, and
projects and activities that will restore the quality of the State’s
Philippa Resource Officer, Catchment Planning Sydney South Coast
Region, Department of Land and Water Conservation Hydrology Comments,
Mine Warden Inquiry, May 1997, Exhibit 88.
Forbes, Assistant Secretary Sustainable Water Branch, Biodiversity
Group, Environment Australia, Mining Warden's Inquiry, 24 April
1997, Exhibit 99.
Wetlands Management Policy Implications for Wingecarribee Swamp,
National Parks Journal, August 1999.