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by | Jan 7, 2022 | Community

Reports show improvement in water quality of Scenic Rim waterways

Local waterways in the Albert, Logan and Bremer catchments have shown improvements in water quality following a report of the health of South East Queensland ecosystems.

The Healthy Land and Water’s 21st annual Report Card shows a slight improvement in the Scenic Rim’s water quality.

“Analysis of data compiled from July 2020 to June 2021 has shown that the Albert catchment has improved slightly and remains in good condition and that the Logan River catchment is in fair condition,” says Mayor Greg Christensen adding that despite the recent report showing many of the region’s 18 major catchments are struggling against the impacts of population growth, there were some encouraging results for the Scenic Rim region.

 

“Between 2015 and 2021, we have seen the condition of the Logan catchment improve from a D to a C+ and the Albert from a C- to a B.

 

“While the Bremer is still considered to be in poor condition, and there is more work to be done, it has seen some improvement from a D- in 2015 to a D in 2021.

 

“The job of improving and protecting the Bremer River is too big for any one council or community group, and the Bremer River Catchment Action Plan, which is part of the Resilient Rivers Initiative, is a coordinated approach by the Scenic Rim, Brisbane and Ipswich councils to protect the catchment from the ongoing impacts of urban development, severe weather events and flooding.

As part of the Resilient Rivers Initiative delivered through the Council of Mayors South East Queensland, Scenic Rim Regional Council is also working with Logan City Council to target riverbank improvements through the Logan-Albert Catchment Action Plan.

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