Deloitte Access Economics has released a report for Sydney Water that focuses on the economic and social value generated from improvements in water quality. Coastal beaches are an iconic part of Sydney's identity and a defining feature of the Sydney lifestyle. This study considered five potential benefits and contributions of beaches, and cleaner water, to society.
- Value for Sydney residents.
- Biodiversity benefits.
- Tourism and business contribution.
- Health benefits.
- Contributions to Sydney's iconic brand.
Overall, the research suggests that significant economic and social value is attributable to the improved water quality at Sydney's coastal beaches as a result of wastewater management activities. Click here to download the report.