Health Study of Nerang River lakes and canals

This consultation has concluded.

Why is a healthy Nerang River important to you?

The Nerang River is the largest and most significant river system on the Gold Coast. The waterways provide recreational and economic opportunities, flood mitigation, habitat for a range of flora and fauna and also have important cultural significance.

The Health Study will provide recommendations and an updated management tool to enable a coordinated approach for the protection and restoration of the lower Nerang River catchment lakes and canals.

The recommended draft Environmental Values and associated Water Quality Objectives from the Study will feed into the State’s ongoing Water Quality review being undertaken by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The study area is in Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Merrimac, Robina, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters. Click here to find out more about the study area.

Community engagement runs from 30 May to 26 June 2017.


Why is a healthy Nerang River important to you?

The Nerang River is the largest and most significant river system on the Gold Coast. The waterways provide recreational and economic opportunities, flood mitigation, habitat for a range of flora and fauna and also have important cultural significance.

The Health Study will provide recommendations and an updated management tool to enable a coordinated approach for the protection and restoration of the lower Nerang River catchment lakes and canals.

The recommended draft Environmental Values and associated Water Quality Objectives from the Study will feed into the State’s ongoing Water Quality review being undertaken by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The study area is in Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Merrimac, Robina, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters. Click here to find out more about the study area.

Community engagement runs from 30 May to 26 June 2017.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Health study of Nerang River lakes and canal

    Your feedback will inform the creation of specific environmental values and setting of water quality objectives for the Nerang River lakes and canals. 

    Environmental values are the qualities which make water suitable for protecting the environment and human uses, while water quality objectives are long term goals used to protect environmental values.

    Anyone can contribute to the setting of environmental values so please share with us your thoughts on the value of healthy Nerang River lakes and canals.

    Information Privacy.

    Your feedback will inform the creation of specific environmental values and setting of water quality objectives for the Nerang River lakes and canals. 

    Environmental values are the qualities which make water suitable for protecting the environment and human uses, while water quality objectives are long term goals used to protect environmental values.

    Anyone can contribute to the setting of environmental values so please share with us your thoughts on the value of healthy Nerang River lakes and canals.

    Information Privacy.

    This consultation has concluded.