Local planning for healthy waterways using NSW Water Quality Objectives

This booklet outlines how incorporating water quality objectives into strategic planning of development is a key way that local councils – as well as state government agencies, developers and the community – can contribute to improving the health of waterways.

Date
1 June 2006
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation NSW
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-8931
  • ID DEC20060167
  • File PDF 0.4MB
  • Pages 8
  • Name local-planning-for-healthy-waterways-using-nsw-water-quality-objectives-060167.pdf

According to a major study of the community’s attitudes to the environment (DEC 2004), water quality is the most important issue for the NSW community, with water conservation and management topping their list of major concerns.

Responsibility for ensuring healthy waterways and protecting water quality in catchments is shared between the community and all levels of government, from federal and state to catchment management authorities and local government.

Recognising the community’s environmental values and uses for waterways, the NSW Government and the community have agreed upon Water Quality Objectives for each catchment.

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