The Department for Environment and Heritage has started working on a long-term plan for the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region of South Australia as part of the Murray Futures 'Lower Lakes and Coorong Recovery' project. The plan aims to secure a future for the region as a healthy, productive and resilient wetland of international importance.
The Directions for a Healthy Future report includes current knowledge of the region and provides a basis for ideas, suggestions and further studies to inform development of the long-term plan. It sets out:
the management challenges and key issues
what has already been done
a preliminary evaluation of proposed solutions and
the core elements of a proposed future.
Community feedback and the latest scientific developments will help build a preliminary long term plan, which the public will be invited to comment on in July 2009. The final version of the long-term plan for the region will be completed in October 2009.