Water is the lifeblood of a catchment. Everything we do is reflected in our waterways. Healthy rivers reflect a healthy catchment and community.
We are all connected by the waterways that flow down the mountains, through the catchment and down the Murray-Darling River system. Soil, chemicals, fertiliser and urban rubbish that is washed into the river system from every town and city affects the quality of water in the catchment. Everyone has an impact. It’s our job to encourage it to be a positive one.
Our Water portfolio has two key focus areas:
Water Planning. Condamine Alliance is developing a Water Quality and Salinity Management Plan for the catchment to meet the needs of MDBA and the Queensland Government. This will set targets and develop guidelines for improved water quality and ecosystem function.
River Rescue. Our River Rescue Strategy recognises the significant role the waterways play in the health and vitality of our region. It includes various projects to help repair and protect our river systems, with a focus On the connection between healthy fish populations and a healthy catchment. More on River Rescue Project
Dewfish Demonstration Reach. Our flagship River Rescue program is the Dewfish Demonstration Reach, a project to restore native fish populations to 60% of pre European levels by 2015 (currently at 10%). A healthy native fish population reflects a healthy river system and this exciting project shows that, with community involvement and simple solutions, we can succeed in bringing the fish back. More on the Dewfish Demonstration Reach