Integrated Water Management

Improving community resilience and liveability

The Central Highlands Integrated Water Management Forum is an active group of stakeholders who work together to leverage opportunities across the urban water cycle to deliver a healthy, resilient and prosperous future for the region and its communities. The Forum values a partnership approach to water management to support urban liveability and resilience across the region.

 

Central Highlands Strategic Direction Statement

The Central Highlands Strategic Direction Statement articulates the regional context and outlines a shared vision along with the strategic integrated water management outcomes for the region. It identifies thirteen priority opportunities for the region. These fall within four key themes:

  • regional enablers
  • prioritising action in major urban centres
  • delivering benefits in key regional locations
  • building momentum in Ballarat

Central Highlands Strategic Direction Statement

 

Ballarat Integrated Water Management Plan

The Ballarat Integrated Water Management Plan explores options and sets out recommendations for future water management in the greater Ballarat City area. The plan focuses on liveability and community benefits through the whole of the urban water cycle, including the management of stormwater, wastewater, water supplies (surface water and groundwater) and waterways.

Ballarat City Integrated Water Management Plan

Ballarat City Integrated Water Management Plan summary

 

Maryborough Integrated Water Management Plan

The Maryborough Integrated Water Management Plan outlines a vision that supports a resilient Maryborough, with a thriving community, a prosperous economy, and a healthy environment. The plan was developed through a partnership process that recognises that the urban water cycle is interconnected. It identifies the challenges, opportunities and a plan of action. 

Maryborough Integrated Water Management Plan

Maryborough Integrated Water Management Plan summary

 

Local integrated water management projects

Greening Learmonth Oval fact sheet

Greening Ballarat Schools with Recycled Water fact sheet