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 provide an important baseline for the State Planning Policy, with findings to be presented to the stormwater industry at our national Stormwater conference in October 2018 and inform Stormwater Queensland’s discussions with the QLD Department of Environment and Science (DES).

This is being undertaken following consultation workshops held by Stormwater Queensland for its members with DES Officers regarding draft Offsets Policies, and the recent publication of the Draft Implementation Guidance for Off-site Urban Stormwater Management – Alternative locally appropriate solutions by DES. Stormwater Queensland believes the recent publication of the aforementioned Guideline provides an excellent opportunity to establish a ‘baseline’ in relation to the status of stormwater quality offset collection and implementation within Queensland. We hope that the contacted Councils will contribute to this important opportunity to build industry knowledge in this innovative field.

If you have any comments or suggestions in relation to this survey, please contact Stormwater Queensland (