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Connect to Your Creek Week 2015 – celebrating South East Queensland’s waterways!

Expressions of interest for organisations, community groups and schools to host an event for the 2015 Connect to Your Creek Week are open now. Register your interest now!

The aim of Connect to Your Creek Week (held between 21-29 March 2015) is to improve waterway health by increasing community stewardship of local waterways so people […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

National Stronger Regions Fund

The Australian Government has released the National Stronger Regions Fund, an initiative to boost social and economic development in Australia’s regions by funding priority infrastructure projects in local communities.

A total of $1 billion of funding is available over five years commencing from 2015–16. Funding will be provided for capital projects which involve construction of […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

2014 Ecosystem Health Report Card for South East Queensland’s Waterways

Since 2000, Healthy Waterways has produced an annual Report Card which helps us understand and communicate the health of South East Queensland’s waterways, and identify issues that require intervention. Ecosystem health is assessed against relevant benchmarks, resulting in a single grade (‘A’ to ‘F’) for each freshwater, estuarine and marine system. Rigorous science […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Free student memberships now available

Following some great work by Stormwater Queensland, national and state stormwater industry associations have commenced providing free memberships to university students.

Stormwater Queensland has been promoting this initiative to various Queensland universities, with many students obtaining membership under the new offer.

Stormwater Queensland President, Brad Dalrymple, said “This is a great initiative, and will provide various […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Ecosystem Health Report Card 2014

Healthy Waterways’ Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program is one of the most comprehensive freshwater, estuarine and marine monitoring programs in Australia. The Report Card provides health ratings for the waterways of South East Queensland and has been instrumental in tracking the ecosystem health of South East Queensland’s waterways and informing management actions across the region.

The […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Healthy Waterways releases discussion paper about off-site stormwater quality solutions

In response to Queensland’s growing interest in alternate stormwater solutions, Healthy Waterways has released a discussion paper about off-site stormwater quality solutions. Such solutions suggest local governments collect payment from developers in lieu of managing stormwater on-site and use this money to implement equivalent projects. The discussion paper will assist local government and the […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Latest News|1 Comment

Living Waterways Principles and Scoring System

On Tuesday 26 August, Healthy Waterways launched a new initiative called the ‘Living Waterways Principles and Scoring System’. Healthy Waterways describes Living Waterways as ‘a new way for planners and designers to achieve multiple benefits from our urban water systems’.

To find out more, visit the Water By Design website.

Stormwater Queensland will be providing feedback […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Stormwater Australia September 2014 Bulletin

 

 

The bulletin includes the latest info on the national conference, a message from President Andrew Allan, streamflow forecasts from BOM, and details of the state finalists from the Stormwater Awards for Excellence.

By |October 9th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

Discussion paper launched to guide Queensland’s water future

Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle today launched a discussion paper to guide the development of a 30 Year Water Sector Strategy to ensure affordable, secure, sustainable and high quality water and sewerage services across Queensland.

Mr McArdle said the Queensland Water Sector Discussion Paper, designed to facilitate active discussion and participation in creating a […]

By |January 17th, 2013|Latest News|Comments Off on Discussion paper launched to guide Queensland’s water future