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Community Action Plan 

Projects launched from local consultation.

What action does Townsville want to take

for its rivers and Reef?

We asked, and our community answered. The Townsville Community Action Plan (CAP) details the issues, ideas, and projects that the people of Townsville want to see prioritised for the health of their waterways.

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Thanks to workshops, events, and consultation, the Townsville community decided to focus its plan on two priority issues:

  • The effects of stormwater runoff and erosion. Two stressors affecting local Townsville reefs are sediment and nutrient pollution from stormwater runoff. By protecting riverbanks and coastlines from runoff, our town wants to see both land and water ecosystems benefit.

  • Climate change and its local impacts on our waterways and reefs. Townsville wants to see greenhouse gas emissions in our local atmosphere reduced, and ecosystems become more resilience to climate change. To this end our community has identified support for blue carbon projects and ecosystem restoration as paths to follow.

To tackle their two priority issues, the people of Townsville selected and mapped six ‘shovel-ready’ on-ground projects for realisation as soon as possible. 

CAP updates


How to

help our waters

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Report Card

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