The pristine Tweed coast features in new highly detailed digital maps covering 6,800km of the NSW coastline with the Nationals in NSW Government have just made available for all to see with a Seabed NSW 3D map viewer, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has announced.

“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.”

Minister for Environment James Griffin said laser scanners mounted on planes were used to reveal the hidden detail beneath the waves by coastal and marine scientists from the Department of Planning and Environment.

“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 meters,” Mr Griffin said.

“These maps provide important insights into sea floor habitats, which will ultimately help us better manage ecosystems into the future.”

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