Finalist: Water Sensitive Urban Design Award

Brisbane City Council

WaterSmart Strategy

Released in November 2010, the WaterSmart Strategy builds on Brisbane City Council's aim to deliver a holistic, water cycle management approach in the way it manages water in Brisbane.  The Strategy was developed through extensive engagement with more than 350 professionals from across Australia, as well as Brisbane residents. It aims to enhace regional partnerships and deliver improved waterway health outcomes across South East Queensland.

The WaterSmart Strategy takes a renewed focus on Council's core business of stormwater and flood management, seeking to integrate these water outcomes with open space management, land-use planning and development. The Norman Creek 2026 project was launched as part of the Strategy to manage flooding in the catchment and deliver waterway health and recreation improvements.

The WaterSmart Strategy takes Council one step closer to achieving its vision of becoming Australia's most water smart city.