Council is inviting the community to have their say on the development of the Fraser Coast Recycled Water Strategy.
The project has been split into three engagement phases. Phase 1included the development of a position paper, Phase 2 is the engagement with stakeholders (currently being implemented) and Phase 3 will be the review of the draft strategy.
The Fraser Coast, is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, with significant future population and tourism growth expected over the next 25 years.
Volumes of effluent will continue to increase with growth (at all locations) which can be recycled and managed in many ways but each way has different opportunities and cost outcomes for the community.
Phase 1 - Position Paper (September - December 2020)
Council developed a position paper to inform the development of the Fraser Coast Recycled Water Strategy. Council asked the community what is important regarding recycled water, and most importantly the community’s values in relation to recycled water for the future of the region. Furthermore, how the community would like to see the water used and identify where the demand is.
Phase 2 - Stakeholder Enagagement (March-April 2022)
Council is seeking confirmation from stakeholders of expected recycled water demand profiles, and define parameters such as level of quality required, centralised storage, affordability and allocation methodology, as well as future directions for key industries using recycled water.
A series of one-on-one meetings with key and prospective stakeholders will be held during March and April 2022. If you are a new, large-usage or potentially large-usage industry representative which has not yet been contacted by Council, please get in contact with us at email@example.com and entitle the email "Recycled Water Strategy" by 15 April 2022.
Phase 3 - Draft Strategy - September 2022
The draft strategy is expected to be presented for Council consideration in September 2022.