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Catchment Management Plans

Waterways Management

Catchment Management Plans (CMPs) address water quality and ecosystem health issues for waterways throughout the Gold Coast.

When creating the CMPs, scientific research is undertaken to gather data on the state of a waterway and its associated catchment.  Community consultation is also undertaken to determine Environmental Values (EVs) for the waterway. Once EVs are established Water Quality Objectives (WQOs) are then assigned to the waterway.

CMPs are used to assist with future water quality monitoring and management and generally include the following:

  • A current status report on the ecological health and diversity of biological communities in the waterway
  • An assessment of water quality conditions
  • The status and extent of riparian vegetation along the waterway
  • Guidelines for a Stormwater Management Plan

Further information

For further information and advice contact the City on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or 07 5582 8211.

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