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National Award Winners – Excellence in Master planning – Parramatta River Catchment Group

The Parramatta River Catchment Group has been awarded the National Stormwater Australia Award for Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning. The Parramatta River Masterplan Duba, Budu, Barra, Ten Steps to a Living River was recognised as an exemplar plan that provides a comprehensive strategy, supported by evidence-based science, collaboration, cultural sensitivity and community decision making, […]

National Award Winners – Asset Management – City of Sydney and Optimal Stormwater

Optimal Stormwater and City of Sydney have been awarded the Stormwater National Award in the category of Excellence in Asset Management. The project, Knowledge, Integration and Commitment – How the City of Sydney and Optimal Stormwater have massively enhanced Stormwater Asset Management to Protect one of Australia’s Greatest Jewels  This project had the following key […]

Dubbo Council installs new stormwater management devices

The residents of Dubbo have expressed a strong desire to protect water quality in the Macquarie River running through the town, and Council has delivered. In late 2020 Dubbo Regional Council selected Optimal Stormwater for the design and construction of 3 new Gross Pollutant Traps. One was a new OceanSave GPT from Ocean Protect on […]

Stormwater NSW comments on the Western Sydney Parkland PIC

The Western Parkland City is already growing and we need to think carefully about what, where and when infrastructure is needed for those people who live, work, play and do business in the City. As part of the Western Sydney City Deal, the Greater Sydney Commission is leading the delivery of the Place-based Infrastructure Compact […]

Stormwater NSW Response to the National Water Reform Draft Report 2020

See Stormwater NSW’s response to the National Water Reform Draft Report 2020  This National Water Reform draft report assesses the progress of the Australian, State and Territory governments towards achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI), and provides practical advice on future directions for national water reform.  As part of our […]

April Stormcast Newsletter

Welcome to the April edition of Stormcast. We have packed this edition with the latest news and events from both Stormwater NSW and Stormwater Queensland to give you a broad insight into our industry and association across the nation. Follow the link here

Upcoming webinar series – Parramatta River

Sydney Water in partnership with the Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG), has recently released its recommendations paper titled “Strategic and Statutory Planning Review to Create Our Living River”.  They have created a short video to give an overview of the recommendations contained within the paper. The consultancy team from Civille and Macquarie University will be holding a […]

Water Sensitive Cities Conference 15-18th of March

The theme for this conference Water Sensitive Practice. Every city. Every day. —highlights the real potential of water sensitive cities.  The conference is FREE for all participants, with a mix of face-to-face and on-line activities. Most of the conference is virtual except for Tuesday 16 March, with an optional in-person event followed by a networking […]

Meet the Committee – Anna Thompson

I had the privilege of becoming a committee member for Stormwater NSW in late 2019  after having been awarded a full scholarship that I received from the association to undertake a nine-month Water Leadership Program with the International Water Center.  This was a truly transformative course for me and am grateful hat Stormwater NSW are […]

Winners are grinners!

We would like to thank Stormwater Queensland for recognising our involvment in the innovative “Zero Litter to Ocean” Program with Ocean Protect.  We won the Excellence in Policy or Education category at their recent Stormwater Awards ceremony. Here is what Stormwater Queensland had to say: “This project made a significant contribution to water quality policy […]