The latest State of the Beaches report has revealed 94 per cent of monitored ocean beaches and 80 per cent of all monitored swimming spots are graded as good or very good.
The annual report provides an overview of water quality at 214 swimming locations across the State, which are monitored under the NSW Government’s Beachwatch and Beachwatch Partnership programs.
Minister for Environment James Griffin MP said State of the Beaches has five categories of water quality rating: very good, good, fair, poor or very poor.
“In 2021–22, 172 (80 per cent) of the 214 swimming sites in NSW were graded as good or very good, indicating they were suitable for swimming most of the time” Mr Griffin said.
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