History of EFM
Since 2009, Healthy Land and Water has been involved in several successful trials to assess the effectiveness of EFM designs in locations throughout Moreton Bay. Starting in 2012, Healthy Land and Water collaborated with state and federal governments to design and roll out a mooring replacement program in priority seagrass beds to greatly reduce their impact on the marine environment.
So far, more than 230 traditional moorings have been replaced within Moreton Bay, and more are scheduled to be replaced in the near future.
The EFM initiative, which is delivered in close consultation with the state government, traditional owners, community group and the boating community, has been recognised with several awards including the Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability.