Council a finalist in the 2009 Healthy Waterways Awards
  • Wednesday 13 May 2009

Council’s Sunshine Coast Erosion and Sediment Control Program has been nominated as a finalist in the 2009 Healthy Waterways Awards.

The Healthy Waterways Awards aim to recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of groups and individuals who devote their time to the waterways of South East Queensland.

Environmental Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones welcomes the nomination for the Government Award Category and said it provides recognition of council’s work towards achieving its vision of becoming Australia’s most sustainable region.

“Sediment is the largest, most controllable contributor of pollutants in stormwater,” Cr Jones said.

“With so many land developments proposed and underway on the Sunshine Coast, this problem could have serious consequences for the region’s waterways.

“The Erosion and Sediment Control Program was developed to minimise the impact that erosion, sedimentation and turbid water pollution associated with construction activities has on the region.

“The program has been made all the more successful due to the collaborative support received from the former Environmental Protection Agency and industry.

“Prevention is better than cure and I want to congratulate council’s team who were involved in creating the program and say thank-you to industry and state government who are working with us to help build a healthy future for our waterways."

The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday 20 May.

For further information on the Erosion and Sediment Control Program visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au