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    12021: Implementing the Vasse Wonnerup Geographe Bay Water Quality Improvement Plan – Stage 2

    This site at the Busselton Youth Centre is the first of two urban drainage upgrades undertaken by this project. It incorporates water sensitive urban design, bioretention, and low water and nutrient gardens. Courtesy Gerard Mullen, GeoCatch.
    This site at the Busselton Youth Centre is the first of two urban drainage upgrades undertaken by this project. It incorporates water sensitive urban design, bioretention, and low water and nutrient gardens. Courtesy Gerard Mullen, GeoCatch.

    This project will build on successful partnerships with the Geographe Catchment Council, City of Busselton and the South West Catchments Council to reduce nutrients entering Geographe bay and wetlands from urban areas.

    Key aims of the project are to:

    • retrofit water-sensitive urban design elements into two existing stormwater systems within the Geographe catchment
    • build the capacity of local governments and developers to implement water-sensitive urban design in new developments
    • continue annual macrophyte monitoring in the Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands
    • continue catchment water quality monitoring

    Extensive and ongoing monitoring and modelling of nutrient dynamics throughout the catchment will help inform management actions and assess the success of nutrient reduction actions.

    Investment: $ 350 000
    Delivery organisation: Department of Water
    Project duration: October 2013 - December 2014
    Location: Geographe catchment

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