Our waterways and wetlands are some of our most valued assets. They are the arteries of our landscape and support a range of habitats for diverse wildlife. They also form an integral part of our coastal lifestyle and our livelihoods.

The ongoing monitoring and management of our waterways is a priority for Council. Environment Levy funds support ongoing participation in a regional Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program. As part of the program delivered by Healthy Land and Water, a report card is produced each year.

The report card assesses many aspects of South East Queensland's (SEQ's) waterways. This includes examining the social and economic benefits of each catchment.

The 2020 report card has reinforced the importance of our coastal catchments. The Maroochy River, Mooloolah River and Pumicestone Passage catchments all ranked amongst the most likely valued in SEQ.

Recognising the importance of our waterways and their catchments, Council is committed to preserving and enhancing them. Guided by our Environment and Liveability Strategy, council implements a wide range of programs to ensure our waterways and wetlands are healthy and resilient to change.