The Creek to Coral program aims to maintain and enhance healthy waterways within the coastal dry tropics of the Townsville region.
This is a joint initiative by the Queensland State Government - Environmental Protection Agency, and Townsville City Council (TCC) towards a healthy waterways program. It is also supported by Townsville Port Authority and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Our program focuses on Total Water Cycle Management (TWCM) and the provision of community education and involvement. TWCM is a partnership across a number of Townsville City Council sections including Integrated Sustainability Services.
For further information please contact the Creek to Coral Team Leader.
Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines for the Coastal Dry Tropics of Townsville
Council is required to manage stormwater quality in urban areas. The Queensland Government's recently released State Planning Policy (SPP) for healthy waters comes into effect on the 2 May 2011. This policy is designed to help improve urban stormwater quality and flow management across the state, through the adoption of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and Erosion Sediment Control (ESC) measures. To help ensure compliance with this policy, Townsville City Council has been proactive in developing locally relevant WSUD technical design guidelines (stormwater) for our region. These draft guidelines have been developed to reflect the unique climatic, soils and vegetation characteristics in Townsville.
The draft guidelines have been produced by AECOM (Australia) for Townsville City Council with the approval of the Healthy Waterways Partnership. This publication was funded by the former Townsville and Thuringowa City Councils, the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and the Australian Government’s Coastal Catchment Initiative through the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.