Reef Urban Stormwater Management Improvement Group (RUSMIG) Report Released

Oct 21, 2014

Collaboration_to_the_Rescue_Final_Report_1.jpgA multi partnership project made up of the main urban Councils in the GBR catchment (Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg) along with regional natural resource management (NRM) bodies, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has just released a report - Collaboration to the Rescue - Better Reef water quality through smart urban water management

With the invaluable assistance of Water by Design and the not for profit organisation Healthy Waterways the collaboration has significantly accelerated urban stormwater management improvement in the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

The project focussed on the following key areas:

  • Facilitating regional collaboration and water quality improvement planning;
  • Exploring market-based instruments such as offsite stormwater management solutions;
  • Advancing the development of holistic stormwater management objectives;
  • Integrating natural channel design principles;
  • Providing training and technical resources and guidance;
  • Supporting local government erosion and sediment control compliance.

and has resulted in increased capacity building and a number of new and updated products, webpages and apps.

Click here to download the final project report.

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