Land Use

Table of Land use in Manly Lagoon Catchment  

Type of Land Use Area (km2) Area (%)
Residential - low density 6.62 37
- low-medium density 2.31 13
  8.93 50
     
Industrial 1.22 7
Business 0.24 1
Open Spaces - Recreation 2.67 20.3
Bushland 3.7 14.7
Education & Technical Facilities 11.7 7
     
TOTAL 17.9 100

The open space generally lies adjacent to the lagoon and its tributaries. Approximately half of the open space is linked to Manly Dam, which ceased operating as a water supply source in 1942 and is now a recreational resource.

Source: Manly Lagoon Estuary Management Study 1995

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