Optimal supports Stormwater NSW advocating for more funding
More money for operation and maintenance of stormwater quality improvement devices urgently needed!!
Stormwater NSW (SWNSW) continues to advocate for more funding for Councils for cleaning of GPTs, wetlands, ponds, filtration. Developers are mandated to include stormwater litter and pollution traps to protect waterways but Councils have limited means to operate this long term.
SWNSW is seeking parity for Councils matching State water authorities such as Sydney Water who have a sustainable fund through direct charges to customers. Until this issue is resolved Council will continued to struggle to take advantage of these critical environmental assets.