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We're working with the community to transform stormwater drains and increase green open spaces in our urban environment.

The Drainage for Liveability Program is a collaboration between Water Corporation and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. We're working with interested community groups, local authorities and industry, to turn our stormwater drains and basins into living streams - benefiting the community and environment.


About the program

The Drainage for Liveability Program complements the Waterwise Perth concept - the integration of water systems planning with land use planning. The aim is to show how water can make our communities more sustainable, productive, resilient and liveable.

Guidance notes

We’ve created a set of guidelines to promote interaction between organisations and their representatives undertaking drainage design and management. These notes have been developed in conjunction with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to aid in the design and implementation of stormwater infrastructure. Each note focuses on certain principles for consideration and provides recommendations for a collaborative design approach. We encourage infrastructure managers to adopt the approaches outlined where applicable.

Submit your idea

If you have a drainage project which you'd like considered for this program, please let us know by filling in the form below.

Submit your idea

Contact us

Water Corporation - Manager Drainage and Liveable Communities, Georgina Hurst, (08) 9420 2981.

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation – Manager Urban Water, Tim Sparks, (08) 6364 7600.