Drainage and Wetlands Strategy

The Drainage and Wetlands Strategy is a collaborative effort between the South East Natural Resources Management Board and the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board, for the management of surface water and wetlands across our landscapes.

Managing the interaction between a wet and dry landscape for the benefits of agriculture and biodiversity is complex. 

The development of the Strategy recognises the complexity of our water system which consists of thousands of kilometres of public and private drains, floodways, wetlands, creeks and water courses. The Strategy also provides overarching objectives and long term outcomes for surface water management in the South East region. It identifies improved management opportunities for surface water and describes threats and challenges that need to be addressed.

The final document will be available soon to access via this page. 

For further information, please contact Department for Environment and Water, Drainage Operations 87303555. 

More information

  • Drainage Operations team
    8730 3555