Funding approved for ACWQIP implementation
The funding is provided over 5 years towards the ‘Catchment to coast focus for water quality improvement across urban Adelaide’ project. This project will involve community engagement across the Adelaide region in partnership with key stakeholders including the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and local governments.
The local councils which will be involved in the project in the first 2 years include the City of Unley, City of West Torrens, the Adelaide City Council and City of Onkaparinga. Further local councils will have an opportunity to be involved in the final three years of the project.
Building community capacity for water quality improvement is identified in the ACWQIP and will be the main strategy area for this project. Some of the project activities include signage at specific sites, working with the Marine Discovery Centre on catchment to coast education, implementing the RainGarden 500 program for the Adelaide region, and some monitoring to inform managers of stormwater on how to best reduce sediment, coloured dissolved organic matter and nutrient loads.
If you would like to know more about ACWQIP and this project, please visit our website.