Kingborough Beach Watch

Recreational Water

The quality of our beaches is a priority.  Council runs a range of sampling programs across Kingborough to test the water quality at our beaches.

We have the most recreational swimming sampling sites of any local government area in Tasmania.  There are three main programs over the summer period, which have been running for over 20 years.

 

Derwent Estuary Program

1. Derwent Estuary Program

  • Weekly samples taken from December to March as part of the Derwent Estuary Program.
  • The Program covers Taroona, Hinsby, Kingston Beach and Blackmans Bay beaches.
  • Results are published on the Derwent Estuary Program website (external link).

Channel Program

  • Monthly sampling from December to March for the Channel beaches.
  • There is no history of poor water quality or identified issues at any of the beaches.

Bruny Island Program

  • Sampled once every two months from December to March.
  • There is no history of poor water quality or identified issues at any of the beaches.

Maps of Sample Sites

More information

If you would like more information, please contact our Environmental Health Officers on 6211 8200.