Thriving Coasts and Estuaries

Our coast and estuaries have long been associated with livelihoods and economic activity. However, these coastlines have become economically and ecological degraded. This “concept” sets out to utilise nature recovery, driving livelihood creation and environmental benefits to reinvigorate these communities.

Activities such as salt marsh restoration, mari – culture development (seaweed and mussel production), sustainable fishing initiatives and support for ecotourism initiatives will provide a range of benefits. These include sequestering carbon, recovering fish stocks, providing coastal flood protection and improving the visitor economy through place making, clearer bathing water and greater wildlife.