Noosa River & Lakes System
- The Noosa River is a relatively unmodified river system with particularly high environmental and scenic values.
- It is under constant pressure from human activitiy including construction, boat traffic, recreational pursuits, tourism, fishing and dredging.
- Noosa Parks Association (NPA) is concerned that the delicate ecology and hydrology of the river and lakes system, and associated wetlands, will be seriously impacted if the river mouth is permanently altered through further river mouth diversion and ongoing dredging.
- Because the river falls so little over its entire length, increased salinity could extend well into the upper Noosa River, with dramatic consequences for the entire wetland ecosystems of Cooloola National Park.
- NPA is working towards the full implementation of the Noosa River Plan (2004) to ensure the best possible outcomes for effective river management. NPA is campaigning for National Heritage listing and listing for the Noosa River and lakes system in accordance with the Ramsar Convention of 1971.