Waterways fairing above board
The Healthy Waterways 2015 Report Card results were released today, with good results for Sunshine Coast waterways providing some reward for the efforts of Sunshine Coast Council and the community.
Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council was committed to protecting and improving waterway health and the report card ratings provided a valuable indicator on how they were tracking.
“This year the monitoring program and report card have evolved to provide a deeper understanding of the current pressures on waterway condition,” Cr McKay said.
“The 2015 results for the health of our Sunshine Coast catchments — Maroochy and Mooloolah Rivers and the Pumicestone Passage — ranged from fair to good.
“We will continue working with our community to maintain and improve these grades into the future.
“The social and economic benefits ratings for all three catchments were amongst the highest in the region — and we’re proud of that.
“This shows our community are highly engaged with waterways and appreciate their benefits.”