Manning River Estuary Coastal Management Program Reference Group

The issues that the reference group will focus on include:

• Agricultural and urban diffuse source runoff

• Degradation of riparian areas, existing native vegetation within the catchment and wetlands

• Floodplain drainage (acid runoff)

• Impacts of climate change on catchment and estuary health.

Reference Group members are:

Peter Bignell

Sam Nicholson

Peter Neal

Peter Longworth

John Harris

Chris Scott

Ian Crisp

Tony Wales

Kirsty Hughes

Noel Piercy

Agency / provider representatives are:

Neil Kelleher - Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE)

Josh Chivers - DPIE (NPWS)

Andre Uljee - NSW Maritime

Geoff Le Messurier - Local Land Services

Joedie Lawler - CEO of Purfleet / Taree Local Aboriginal Land Council (represent Traditional Owners)