This area is the third largest urban water system in NSW, and Gosford and Wyong Councils are committed to securing the future water supply through WaterPlan 2050, the long-term blueprint for sustainable management of water resources.
A key element of a sustainable water strategy is communicating to local residents and ratepayers how water will be managed in the near and longer term future, what Councils are doing, and how individuals can contribute.
“Art of Multimedia helped develop excellent public education and information tools to ‘ tell the Central Coast water story’,” says Megan Low, Water Communications Officer at Gosford City Council.
“We need to inform and explain what we are doing in a dynamic way so were definitely looking for help producing audio-visual material which would show people our catchment area, how our current water collection and management systems operates, and what we are doing to secure a high quality water supply for our growing region.”
AOM created several tools specifically for this community education project which described the area’s topographic features and the three dams, three weirs, two water treatment plants, 40 reservoirs, and 1900 km of pipelines:
‘The Water Story’ is a dynamic audio visual explanation of the fresh water cycle, current recycling operations and uses and future need to consider more recycling options to meet demand and secure services during periods of drought. Use the link under the header to play the video.
Illustrates the geographic area where water comes from, including the locations of catchments and water assets.
Displays at Wyong Council
Featuring the Mardi Treatment Plan showing catchment, capacity, filtration and other treatments which produce water of drinkable standard.