The Townsville Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters is an initiative made up of stakeholders from community, industry, education, science and government organisations.
The Partnership produces an annual, independent regional report card on the status of our region's waterways and associated habitats, as well as the social and economic benefits our waterways and Reef provides to the Townsville community. Through this report, we aim to improve the management of our waterways to benefit our region.
Hosted by Townsville City Council, the Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments and collaborating partners.
The Partnership is independently chaired and supported by a management committee and two staff who oversee day-to-day operations.
The Partnership was launched in January of 2019, and our first pilot report card was released in June 2019.
The Partnerships’ Vision is:
Our flourishing waterways are essential to our way of life and benefit our community, industries, and the ecological communities of our region.
To achieve our Vision the Partners are committed to delivering the following objectives:
Click here for information on our Partners.
Membership of the Partnership is open to organisations or community representatives with an interest in maintaining and improving waterway health in the Townsville region.
Membership contributions are tiered according to the type and size of the member organisation and payable on an annual basis. Each Partner nominates a representative to attend and contribute to Partnership meetings and forums, and to manage the connections, relationships and opportunities that are generated through the Partnership.
For more information on joining the Partnership, and the benefits click here.
The Partnership’s primary purpose is the development of the annual waterway health report card and addressing data gaps. As data gaps are filled, the report card will better highlight priority areas for investment in new, innovative and enhanced management activities. Currently, individual Partners undertake projects aimed at improving waterway health. This will be showcased in our upcoming Partner Stewardship Report to be released in 2021.
The longevity of the Partnership is based on future funding and the support of our Partners.
Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive information on upcoming events, and our Report Card releases. These pages will provide you with information on actions planned or currently underway in our local waterways, and what you can do to help.
In addition, many individuals and community groups are dedicating their time to the protection and improvement of our waterways through activities such as tree plantings and picking up litter.
Community members who would like to get involved in protecting their local waterways can take part in waterway health initiatives through their local community or catchment groups.
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