To retain a waterwise council status your council must address the following re-endorsement steps annually.

As part of your annual re-endorsement you can also apply for our recognition scheme to obtain Gold or Platinum waterwise status.

Please submit your completed annual report by 31 October 2020.

Step 1 – download our annual report template 

Please complete the Waterwise Council annual report template - we have a new template coming soon. You can email for more information.

If you wish to apply for Gold or Platinum endorsement please fill in the optional criteria. 

Step 2 – no breaches

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and Water Corporation will verify there have been no breaches of the watering roster and groundwater allocation as part of the re-endorsement process.

Step 3 – recognition scheme

The Waterwise Council Recognition Scheme recognises council’s efforts in driving liveability outcomes across the water cycle and their valuable contributions to creating waterwise cities and communities.

In 2017 we expanded the Waterwise Council Recognition Scheme criteria to align with the Water Sensitive Cities Index.The expanded criteria highlights the great work councils deliver to help create resilient, sustainable, productive and liveable communities therefore contributing to a more balanced water cycle.

If you would like apply for Gold or Platinum Waterwise Council status, please complete the Recognition Scheme criteria application form as part of your annual report submission.

Step 4 - submit your report

Submit your completed annual report by 31 October 2020 to Recognition scheme winners will be announced at our Annual Waterwise Recognition Event.

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