The waterway has a coastline of approximately 405km.  Nearly 70% of the coast has a geology of low sensitivity to human disturbance, while 15% is highly sensitive to human disturbance.

The softer sensitive sites, such as beaches, are often the sites we are most attracted to.

Council partners of the Collaboration are currently undertaking work into coastal sensitivity around the waterway.  When completed, these reports will be available on this page.

Other coastal activities such as plantings, fencing, surveys, and retaining banks are undertaken by a range of community interest groups such as Landcare, Coastcare, bird watchers, and the Bruny Island Environmental Network.

Many of these groups also participate in TasMARC, which is one way locals can track how their local natural coast facilities are changing over time.