Catchment Strategy

Drinking Water Catchment Management Strategy

Council has developed a 10-year Drinking Water Catchment Management Strategy 2023-2033

The supply of safe drinking water begins in our drinking water catchments, where water is stored before being treated and supplied to the community.

Drinking water catchments are areas where rainwater is collected by the natural landscape and eventually flows via creeks, rivers and underground systems into water source storages, such as dams, weirs and barrages. 

The Fraser Coast’s drinking water catchment areas are located along the Burrum River, Mary River and Tinana Creek. These catchments don’t just provide drinking water though. They also support a wide range of land uses, including agriculture, grazing, forestry and residential.

In addition, our drinking water catchments are home to a range of species of plants and animals, include culturally significant areas like the Wongi Waterholes, and provide opportunities for recreation such as boating, fishing and kayaking.

Maintaining healthy catchments with good quality water is vital for the community and it’s vital for the environment.

Catchment Management and Water Storages