The pristine Tweed coast features in new highly detailed digital maps covering 6,800km of the NSW coastline which the NSW Nationals in the state government have just made available for all to see.
Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has announced people can view the new maps with a Seabed NSW 3D map viewer.
“Tweed Shire Council rely on detailed and accurate data for its Coastal Management Plan (CMP) and this advanced imaging provides vital information to support the science-based assessment,” Mr Provest said.
“The CMP is all about ensuring the health of the Tweed coast for future generations of locals so anything we can do to strengthen it is a good investment.”
Laser scanners mounted on planes were used by coastal and marine scientists from the Department of Planning and Environment to reveal the hidden detail beneath the waves.
This fascinating data can now be used by councils and the public to see the sea floor, reefs, rip channels and ancient rivers in extremely high detail up to depths of 35 metres.
The maps provide important insights into sea floor habitats, which will ultimately help us better manage ecosystems into the future.
To view the maps visit: https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/seabed-nsw