Mt Waverley stormwater harvesting tanks

Water is an essential and renewable resource but its availability and quality is highly dependent on environmental influences, land use, human activities and consumption.

Water quality and supply is under pressure due to a changing climate, inefficient use and population growth. 


Have your say: Sustainable Water Use at Council (survey closing 30 December 2019)


Council’s vision for water is outlined below. Further information can be found in the Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2026 (pdf, 8MB) .


  • Reduce Council’s water use and increase alternative water sources
  • Build Council’s capacity to understand and implement water reuse and water conservation principles and water sensitive landscapes
  • Increase community awareness of water consumption and stewardship practices


  • A strategic approach to integrated water management is established and implemented which recognises and values the health of waterways, wetlands and catchments, water conservation, water reuse and water sensitive landscapes
  • Best practice integrated water management, water reduction and water reuse principles are included in all Council corporate and operational functions
  • Increased community understanding of and participation in waterway health, water conservation and water reduction is achieved

Programs and Projects

Water projects

Rain gardens

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Last updated: 11 November 2019