SCC: Improving Water Quality

Install local treatment systems for water quality improvements, using the cane drainage network.

Why it is important?

Local scale water treatment systems have been trialed in the Wet Tropics and show potential for reducing nutrient levels and improving water quality. There are opportunities to install treatment systems in areas with high nutrient levels, in conjunction with practice change, to improve water quality flowing to the Great Barrier Reef. Treatment systems could include bioreactors, wetlands or drainage treatment.

Examples of Local Action

Install appropriate treatment systems in waterways with high nutrient loads eg. Dundonald, Corduroy, Pungi and Woolcoo Creeks, Murray River.

Local Landscape:

Southern Cassowary Coast

Regional Theme:



Tully, Murray