Finalist: Government Stewardship Award
Sunshine Coast Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council with Pumicestone Catchment Network
In response to declining ecosystem health in the iconic Pumicestone Passage, over 30 diverse community, industry and government organisations formed the Pumicestone Catchment Network to develop and implement a catchment action plan. This collaboration is jointly facilitated by Sunshine Coast Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
The Plan has helped to improve water quality, restore waterway habitats and promote the values, understanding and sustainable use of the catchment and waterways. This has provided a platform for ongoing planning, partnerships and action to protect the Pumicestone Passage into the future.