People from the Central Coast take a lot of pride in their local rivers, estuaries and wetlands – they are the lifeblood of our communities. Waterways are complex ecosystems with interwoven relationships between flora, fauna, various environmental components and – most importantly – people. Council and the NSW Government work in partnership to make sure our beautiful Tuggerah Lakes are managed well, stay healthy and can be enjoyed by everyone for many years to come. Some of our shared concerns about the lakes are flooding, entrance management, water quality, odour and seagrass wrack. While many of these issues stem from the lakes’ natural processes, they have started to get worse as pollution and human activities intensify.