The ACT’s water resources management strategy
The public consultation for the Draft ACT Water Strategy 2013 is now closed. The revised strategy, Water for the Future – Striking the Balance, continues to build on many of Think water, act water achievements while revaluating some priorities and modifying and reassessing others. In the interim, Think water, act water is still the ACT Water Strategy until the revised strategy is finalised.
In June 2002, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Legislative Assembly unanimously agreed that:
Building on Water ACT, a policy document released in July 2003, Think water, act water – a strategy for sustainable water resource management, was released in April 2004.
The strategy was developed with extensive community consultation, input from a range of experts, and collaboration with relevant government agencies. It takes a catchment perspective and focuses on the integration of stormwater, water supply and wastewater elements, to address key targets that include:
Key points include:
The 2003 and 2004 strategy documents are the keystones in the ACT Government’s bid to ensure a long-term and secure water supply for the Territory and its residents.
Think water, act water – a strategy for sustainable water resource management is produced in three volumes. A summary document is also available.
This document outlines the strategies and contains an implementation plan for managing our water resources now and for the future.
This document provides further information and explanation of the strategies and implementation plan.
This document describes water sub-catchments in which the ACT has an interest and the flows, allocations and provision, for future allocations for sub-catchments.
Please note that the information contained in Volume 3 has since been repealed and replaced by the following: