Revitalising Geographe Waterways is a State Government initiative to improve water quality, waterway health and management of Geographe Waterways. The program is delivered through partnerships and is overseen by the Vasse Taskforce.
Over the next four years, projects and activities will focus on improving water quality across five key water assets – Geographe Bay catchment, Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands, Lower Vasse River, Toby Inlet and rural drainage networks.
Key outcomes for Revitalising Geographe Waterways:
• reduce nutrients from significant sources in the catchment
• implement a program to achieve water quality improvements through investigations and on-ground works
• build capacity and appoint a lead agency or body to manage each water asset
• develop a contemporary waterways management framework with clear objectives and management plans
• develop a long-term business investment framework sustaining initiatives into the future
• ensure community and industry participation and involvement
The Vasse Taskforce is the driving force behind Revitalising Geographe Waterways and has representation from state and local government, water service providers and catchment groups. The Taskforce provides direction and support to the lead agencies responsible for delivering projects, addresses broader issues and reports to the community on outcomes of activities undertaken to improve waterway health.
Revitalising Geographe Waterways is currently funded for four years through $7.15 million in Royalties for Regions funds. An additional $7.65 million is being contributed through partner organisations.
Key projects and initiatives delivered through Revitalising Geographe Waterways will cover a range of on-ground works and provide opportunities for community to be involved in determining how to manage the water assets into the future.
Key initiatives include:
Vasse Taskforce News: