Brimbank,
22
June
2018
|
03:45
Australia/Melbourne

Have your say towards a more water sensitive city

Summary

Help shape our transition to a water sensitive city with healthy waterways! 

As part of our mid-term review of the draft Sustainable Water Management Strategy 2013-2023 Review, Council is calling on the community to provide feedback on the updated strategy.

Since 2013, Council has achieved significant results in reducing its reliance on drinking water, harvesting stormwater to irrigate playing fields and open spaces, as well as building assets such as raingardens to prevent water pollutants entering our waterways.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice invited the community to share their ideas on how Council could continue to conserve water and help protect our natural environment now and into the future.

“It’s important we create a more sustainable Brimbank through programs that not only benefit the environment through reduced water usage, but also deliver cost savings and amenity improvements to our community.

“We are achieving this through installing new stormwater harvesting systems in more parks and reserves for irrigation purposes and switching to warm season grasses on playing fields and open spaces.

“We are also encouraging the community to make a difference by using water wisely, reducing waste, and avoiding pollutants entering our drains and water ways.

“We’re determined to continue our drive to achieve our vision of a water sensitive city with healthy waterways in Brimbank,” Cr Giudice said.

The mid-term strategy review is open for public consultation for four weeks from 22 June to 20 July.