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Offsite Urban Stormwater Management Submission

You may recall that Stormwater Queensland recently prepared a submission on behalf of our members on the draft Implementation Guidance for Off-site Urban Stormwater Management, published by the Department of Environment and Science (DES). The submission is now available on our website here.

Stormwater Queensland will now use the submission as a platform for further […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

Stormwater Quality Asset Management Position Statement Released

Stormwater Queensland has released its Position Statement for Stormwater Quality Asset Management.

Stormwater Queensland is committed to providing industry leadership on best practice stormwater management. This Position Statement sets out Stormwater Queensland’s stance on the operation and maintenance of stormwater quality assets, including vegetated stormwater assets (e.g. bioretention, wetlands) and non-vegetated structural assets (e.g. gross […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

A Review of the Status of Stormwater Quality Offset Collection and Implementation in Queensland

In Queensland, stormwater quality offsets provide a mechanism whereby local governments collect voluntary payments from developers in lieu of complying with legislated stormwater quality management objectives on site. These local governments are subsequently responsible for utilising these funds to implement stormwater solutions that achieve a better or equivalent outcome external to
the site.

To augment the […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Stormwater Queensland Evaluation of Current Status of Stormwater Quality Offset Implementation

Stormwater Queensland is currently coordinating a centralised survey in relation to the current status of stormwater quality offset implementation at various Councils within Queensland. Stormwater Queensland is requesting this information from all Queensland Councils where the State Planning Policy “Post construction phase – stormwater management design objectives” apply. It is intended that this will […]

By |June 12th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Q & A with Clare McAsh – Asset Custodian of WSUD and GPTs for the City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to some of the best waterways in the world.  Stormwater treatment devices are integrated throughout the city to help protect these waterways, and the appropriate function (and associated performance) of these devices is highly dependent on these assets being appropriately maintained.  Clare McAsh is a Senior Environmental Engineer with […]

By |March 8th, 2018|Latest News|0 Comments

Stormwater Queensland Submission on the Draft Implementation Guidance for Off-site Urban Stormwater Management

On behalf of its members, Stormwater Queensland has provided the Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) with a submission on the Draft Implementation Guidance for Off-site Urban Stormwater Management (AKA stormwater offsets). The submission is available for download here.

By |November 14th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest to Form 2018 Sub-Committees

Expressions of Interest for Stormwater Queensland’s 2018 Sub-Committees are now being accepted and we invite all members to consider applying for service on one of the following:

Membership & Advocacy Sub-Committee

Responsible for identifying members benefits, scholarships, recruitment activities, maintaining membership records and trends; and
Preparation of Position statements, coordinating member surveys, advocating for members […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

New State Planning Policy Released

The Draft State Planning Policy (SPP) was released by the Department of Infrastructure Local Government and Planning (DILGP) for public consultation from November 2016 to February 2017. On 31 January 2017, Stormwater Queensland organised a forum to discuss the draft SPP and subsequently requested feedback from the industry. Videos and presentations from the forum […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Stormwater Queensland Submission on the Draft State Planning Policy

The commencement of the new Planning Act in mid-2017 has been a driver for the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning (DILGP) to review how State interests are expressed in the planning system. In November 2016, DILGP released consultation drafts of the State Planning Policy (SPP), the State Development Assessment Provisions and the Planning Regulation. These drafts can be downloaded […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

2017 Awards for Excellence Now Open!

Entries for the 2017 Stormwater Queensland Awards for Excellence are now invited.
Entries are not constrained by project or organisation size and will be judged on their merits.
Closing Date for Entries: COB Friday 11 August 2017.
Stormwater Queensland is conducting the 2017 Awards for Excellence to encourage and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments