The 2018-19 State of the Beaches Report has been released by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Water quality has improved in 2018-19, assisted by dry weather.
98% of the 126 open ocean beaches have been graded as good or very good, with 5 beaches being upgraded to very good due to improved microbial water quality including; Dee why beach, Shelly beach (Manly) and Maroubra beach.
82% of the 78 estuarine swimming sites have been graded as good or very good. Hayes Street Beach has been upgraded from poor to good, however Rose Bay and Davidson Reserve are still graded as poor.
To download the State of the Beaches Report click here.