The Wooli Wooli River is a small estuary with a relatively undisturbed catchment.
The village of Wooli is located adjacent to the lower reaches of the estuary.
The mouth of the river was trained with twin breakwaters in the 1970s, and allows for navigation to the ocean from Wooli.
BMT WBM was responsible for the preparation of an Estuary Process Study for the river, which involved the identification of the various physical, chemical and biological processes within the estuary and their relationship with each other.
The investigations included the development and calibration of a hydrodynamic, advection dispersion and sediment transport model of the estuary.
This model helped to provide an understanding of the physical processes influencing the Wooli Wooli River.
Following the Estuary Processes Study, BMT WBM then prepared an Estuary Management Study and Plan for the Wooli Wooli River.
This involved developing and assessing a range of management measures, including planning provisions, to improve the long term sustainable management of the estuary.
Options development and assessment involved consultation with the local community of Wooli, and with the Estuary Management Committee.
For general enquiries relating to Wooli Wooli River Estuary Processes Study, Estuary Management Study and Plan, please contact Darren Lyons
Newcastle Water and Environment Manager