For the first time Australia now has a publicly accessible outfall database, developed by the Clean Ocean Foundation in collaboration with the States and Northern Territory and supported by the National Environmental Science Programme - Marine Biodiversity Hub. The goal of NOD is to facilitate cross-institutional data sharing among federal, state, local government and the community to integrate infrastructure planning and decision making of sewage effluent impacts on marine environment.
Outfalls in this summary are defined as a discharge point or outlet of sewage effluent into a body of water including rivers, seas, and estuaries.
* Coastal outfalls
** The load calculation is based on annual averages of total nitrogen and phosphorus and the annual sum of total outfall volume in data reported (%) 2015.
*** NT data awaiting validation
Download the pdf