Water is our lifeblood. Without it, we cease to exist. So it is essential that we are able to harness and capture adequate water supply to sustain our existence. However, a healthy and resilient environment requires water for ecological function and it is therefore essential that a balance is reached to ensure water is available for all requirements but used and managed accordingly to ensure ongoing sustainability of the catchment.
The Wide Bay Burnett Region is home to two major river catchments, the Burnett and Mary Rivers and other minor river catchments and systems such as the Burrum, Elliot, Cherwell, Isis and Kolan Rivers and Baffle Creek.
As residents of the Wide Bay Burnett Region, we all have a responsibility to look after our catchments to ensure that they support our economy, environment and social fabric, long into the future.