Finalist: Government Stewardship Award

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Total Water Cycle Management Strategy

Given the challenges of climate change, population growth and urban development, Moreton Bay Regional Council has developed a Total Water Cycle Management Strategy to act as a blueprint for sustainable development in the Moreton Bay region.

Completed in December 2010, the strategy identifies specific issues and total water cycle solutions for each catchment of the region’s waterways. All possible solutions were identified at a conceptual level to ensure that all options were sufficiently considered.

Subsequent phases of the Strategy will involve developing best management scenarios and identifying ways to implement the plan through planning schemes, development assessment and capital works programs. A monitoring and review process will also be developed.

The strategy is the first of its kind in South East Queensland and has initiated parallel studies including future opportunities for Stormwater Harvesting and Water Sensitive Urban Design opportunities.