The Healthy Waterways Strategy addresses threats and opportunities to waterway values
Current and future threats to waterway health are widely recognised across communities and in government policy. Extreme challenges such as climate change, increasing urbanisation, pollution and rapid population growth have been explored through the refresh of the Healthy Waterways Strategy. Measured, cooperative and targeted investment is both necessary and possible, and will prevent a widespread decline in waterway health in the face of these external challenges and allow the signiﬁcant opportunities to be realised.
The Healthy Waterways Strategy 2018 was co-designed with a wide range of stakeholders across government and community. The resulting targets and performance objectives represents a unified desire and commitment to achieve long-term protection and improvement of the regions waterways.