The waterways of Ipswich weave their way through mountain peaks, rural landscapes, urban backyards and the heart of the city. They have played an important role in the regions history and continue to do so today, supporting agriculture and industry, and providing an essential natural resource to the Ipswich region, contributing to a range of values that all residents and visitors can enjoy.  

The series of informative Waterway Health Fact Sheets have been developed to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of waterway health and catchment management issues in Ipswich, focussing on topics such as revegetating waterways, water quality, the impact of erosion and sediments on waterways, and what you can do to help protect Ipswich waterways.  

You can download the fact sheets by clicking on the links below:

 Fact Sheet 1 - Living in a Healthy Catchment (PDF, 269 kb)
 Fact Sheet 2 - All About Catchments (PDF, 256 kb)
 Fact Sheet 3 - A Short History of Ipswich Waterways (PDF, 565 kb)
 Fact Sheet 4 - Erosion and Sediments in Ipswich Waterways (PDF, 870 kb)
 Fact Sheet 5 - Water Quality (PDF, 217 kb)
 Fact Sheet 6 - Why Revegetate Waterways (PDF, 372 kb)
 Fact Sheet 7 - The Water Cycle (PDF, 836 kb)
 Fact Sheet 8 - Threats and Challenges Facing Our Waterways (PDF, 298 kb)
 Fact Sheet 9 - Native Flora and Fauna of Ipswich Waterways (PDF, 596 kb)
 Fact Sheet 10 - What Can I Do To Help (PDF, 76 kb)
 Fact Sheet 11 - Waterway Terms (PDF, 132 kb)