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 development sector to determine if off-site stormwater solutions are appropriate and how to implement them. There is an opportunity to provide feedback on the discussion paper with a closing date of 10 October 2014.

Read more of the discussion paper on the Healthy Waterways Water by Design website.

Stormwater Queensland will be providing feedback to Healthy Waterways in relation to this discussion paper, and our members are encouraged to do the same.