This Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP) has been developed for the greater Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) catchment area to:
- Provide a comprehensive whole-of-catchment picture of water quality in the Tamar River estuary and its tributaries;
- Develop an understanding of the drivers of any water quality issues and the levers that can be used to address these; and
- Identify priority activities to address water quality issues.
This plan aims to provide direction to all catchment stakeholders on the role they can play in protecting and improving water quality in the Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers catchments. This area covers 10,000km2 (approximately 15 percent of Tasmania) and supports urbanised areas, agricultural activities, industrial operations and recreational pursuits as well as having rich and diverse aquatic ecosystems. The WQIP provides a framework and processes to report on progression towards achieving set targets and for updating them.