Fraser Coast Drinking Water Catchment Management Strategy

Drinking Water Catchment Management Strategy

Council has developeda 10-year Drinking Water Catchment Management Strategy for our region's drinking water catchments.

The Fraser Coast’s drinking water catchment areas are located along the Burrum River, Mary River and Tinana Creek.

The supply of safe drinking water begins in our drinking water catchments, where water is stored before being treated and supplied to the community.

Council manages water quality at each stage of this system.

We sought community feedback on how we should develop the strategy. Read more about our drinking water catchments in our Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheets in our Document Library, and read the endorsed Drinking Water Catchment Management Strategy.

Lenthall Dam tailwater area to be permanently closed

The Lenthall Dam tailwater area will be permanently closed to keep the community safe.

Strategy to maintain healthy drinking water catchments

Fraser Coast Regional Council has adopted a new strategy to support and guide how the region’s drinking water catchments are managed over the next decade.

  • Planning & pre-engagement

    June-August 2022

  • Engagement Stage One (incl notifications & targeted engagement)

    August-September 2022

  • Engagement Stage Two (with key stakeholders)

    October-December 2022

  • Post Engagement (incl draft Strategy)

    January-March 2023

  • Final strategy

    June 2023

Ways we engaged with you

Council has developed a series of drinking water catchment management guiding Principles and asked community members for their views on these Principles, as well as what land and water values are most important. Please see Background below for details of these five Principles.

We wanted to know what is important to you in relation to the Fraser Coast’s drinking water catchments.

We sought your feedback in many ways:

  • from the Contact form on this page
  • the community survey 
  • attending various regional markets:
    • Urangan Pier Markets               
    • Maryborough Markets 
    • Howard Country Markets.