Brisbane's Total Water Cycle Management Plan

Brisbane's Total Water Cycle Management Plan (BTWCMP) helps guide Brisbane City Council's management of our city's water resources. The plan supports the vision, goals and outcomes of Council's WaterSmart Strategy. It updates the strategy following the January 2011 floods, the releases of Council's Brisbane Economic Development Plan 2012-2031 and changes to the water sector.

It includes all aspects of water management from:

  • stormwater harvesting
  • community education
  • flood management
  • regional collaboration
  • stormwater treatment assets
  • alternative water use and waterway health.

The BTWCMP supports Brisbane's ongoing economic growth by helping it evolve into one of the world's top 10 lifestyle cities. The plan also informs Council's five-year corporate plan and annual budget. It helps guide Brisbane's water provider, Urban Utilities, in its operational planning through the Water Netserv Plan. As a total water cycle management plan, it also meets the Queensland Government's legislative requirements under the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy (2009).

Council and Urban Utilities endorsed the BTWCMP in June 2013.

Brisbane's Total Water Cycle Management Plan

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