Water Body and Wetland Asset Management Plans
Logan City Council
Water bodies provide many environmental, social and economic benefits however in urban catchments maintaining ecological and social functions can be a challenging and costly exercise for local government authorities. To assist Logan City Council we develop a functional overarching Water Body Asset Management Framework and a series of supporting Asset Management Plans to enable proactive management of Logan’s wetlands and water bodies and to enhance the value and function of these valued community assets.
The framework and plans address the management and maintenance of natural wetlands, constructed wetlands, ponds and lakes located on Council owned land, ensuring resources are committed and expended in the most efficient manner through improved operational processes and management practices. Defining 'benchmark levels of service' was an important element to set clear expectations for the characteristics and conditions required to achieve minimum acceptable standards. This approach will facilitate the incorporation of these 'soft' assets into Council’s existing asset management systems and provides a clear and consistent communication tool for development assessment and stakeholder consultation.
Water Sensitive City Outcomes:
- maintenance and management
- practical guidance
- capacity building