Healthy Waterways and Stormwater strategies

The Healthy Waterways Strategy outlines our role in managing rivers, estuaries and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region. It is closely linked to the Stormwater Strategy, which focuses on managing stormwater to protect and improve the health of waterways and bays.

Co-designing the next Healthy Waterways Strategy

We are collaborating with the community and stakeholders to develop the next Healthy Waterways Strategy, which will replace the current one when it expires in 2018. Our aim is to create a shared strategy that will be co-owned and co-delivered by the many organisations, groups and individuals who help care for our waterways - and it's important to hear from as many people as possible.

Co-design workshops are being held throughout 2017 and early 2018 - find out when the next one is scheduled or participate online via our Your Say consultation website.

Healthy Waterways Strategy

This strategy defines our role, in partnership with the community, our customers and stakeholders, in managing rivers, estuaries and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region from 2013/14 to 2017/18.  This strategy focuses on investing in areas that the community values and that will protect and improve environmental values and increase liveability.

Stormwater strategy

Our Stormwater Strategy is closely linked to the Healthy Waterways Strategy and covers the same five-year period.

It articulates a shift in the way stormwater is managed to contribute to a more sustainable, prosperous, liveable and healthy community. It highlights the multiple community outcomes that may be achieved by implementing integrated stormwater management solutions and outlines the role we will play in managing stormwater.

This strategy aims to meet our customers’ expectations by promoting stormwater management to achieve the four broad community outcomes of healthy waterways and bays, wellbeing and amenity, public safety and alternative water supply.


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