The plan identifies urban activities that can negatively affect waterway quality, and specifies actions to improve the management of stormwater from 2012 to 2017.
Melbourne Water has provided a $250,000 grant to help us put the plan into action.
Actions within the plan include a focus on:
- educating and engaging with the community, construction industry and local businesses on the impact of stormwater run-off on the environment
- water-sensitive urban design in Council and private developments, such as raingardens and wetlands
- preventing litter from polluting waterways
- monitoring stormwater pollution
The plan outlines the values and threats within the 4 main waterway catchments within the City of Whittlesea, namely the:
- Merri Creek
- Edgars Creek
- Darebin Creek
- Plenty River