Supporting key government priorities
A waterwise METRONET

The department is supporting delivery of METRONET with advice on key water opportunities, water resource issues and risk management. 

As a first step the department worked with the Water Corporation to identify important water matters to be managed in collaboration with other government agencies, as well as current water availability and supply issues, public drinking water source area protection and opportunities to demonstrate best practice for waterwise urban design outcomes.

The department contributed to waterwise design for stormwater management associated with the Yanchep rail extension, planning processes for precincts at Redcliffe and Forrestfield, and drainage for liveability options at Redcliffe. 

The waterwise approach to managing stormwater includes attention to managing small events – particularly as these create significant water quality risks to receiving waterbodies. The intent is to manage small rainfall events ‘at source’, meaning lot-scale runoff is managed within lots and road runoff is managed within road reserves.

The department’s Director General Mike Rowe is a member of the METRONET Station Precincts Steering Committee and an observer on the METRONET Taskforce.

Download Annual report 2017-18 (PDF 4.34 MB)