Urban water risk assessment project

Queenslanders should enjoy access to safe, reliable and secure drinking water.

However, the infrastructure that delivers it is not a ‘set-and-forget’ system.

The Queensland Government announced the $2.6M Urban water risk assessment in its June budget to better understand drinking water and water security risks across remote and regional communities.

About the Urban water risk assessment project

The Urban water risk assessment project outcomes will help the Queensland Government and local governments to plan for the future, make informed decisions about where to prioritise efforts, and to identify future needs and areas where that need is the greatest.

Understanding and responding to water quality, water supply security and service delivery risks will ensure drinking water and sewerage services are sustainable now and into the future.

The project will be led by the department with support from Queensland Health, the Department of Environment and Science, and the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, a whole-of-government approach.

We are committed to a Queensland where communities, businesses and water resources are sustainable and resilient.

Project timeline

The Urban water risk assessment is a two-stage project, which will see the state and local governments working together to ensure risks are known and managed more strategically.

Stage 1 is an initial high-level scan being undertaken, followed by a detailed assessment in stage 2 to better understand the risks and vulnerabilities faced by remote and regional local governments.

Project updates

Updates on the Urban water risk assessment project will be provided as the project progresses.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2023