NOTE: The Stormwater Trust closed on 30 June 2006. See new stormwater arrangements from 1 July 2006.
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About the Urban Stormwater Program
Phase 1 of the Urban Stormwater Program
Phase 2 of the Urban Stormwater Program
The NSW Government is committed to improving urban stormwater management and reducing waterway pollution.
The Government's Waterways Package released in May 1997 highlighted the need for a whole-of-government approach to stormwater management.
The objective of the Stormwater Trust is to encourage and support improved urban stormwater quality management practices to improve the condition of the State's urban waterways.
The three main elements of the Phase 1 program employed to achieve this objective are:
The NSW Government allocated additional funding of $20 million to the Program from its 2001–2002 budget based on the positive outcomes of the three-year Urban Stormwater Program. The Stormwater Trust has since developed Phase 2 of the Program, based on the results of the Phase 1 program evaluation completed in December 2000, and on feedback from stormwater stakeholders. The main elements of the Phase 2 Urban Stormwater Program are:
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