Dickson wetland

We need water to survive. We also use it for recreation and our well being. That's why the ACT Government is committed to improving water quality in the Territory and making sure we have a sustainable supply of high quality water.

Recent water quality issues in Canberra’s lakes have reinforced that we need a more coordinated approach to catchment management. That's what the 30 year ACT Water Strategy 2014-44 is about.

The Strategy brings all those involved in the ACT and region together to work on managing our water and improving catchment health. This work involves using water monitoring and decision support tools to help us plan and make sound investment decisions.

The strategy will see the:

  • Implementation of the recommendations of the Water Sensitive Urban Design Review
  • Delivery of the ACT Basin Priority Project, jointly funded the ACT Government and Australian Governments