With an expanding population forecast to reach almost half a million by 2050, the Central Coast of NSW is experiencing greater demand for all services and resources.
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. We need to inform and explain what we are doing in a dynamic way so we 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.
Water Communications Officer, Gosford City Council
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' video is a dynamic audio-visual explanation of the freshwater cycle, current recycling operations and uses and the future need to consider more recycling options to meet demand and secure services during periods of drought.
- A catchment map illustrates the geographic area where water comes from, including the locations of catchments and water assets.
- Large displays at Wyong Council featuring the Mardi Treatment Plan show catchment, capacity, filtration and other treatments that produce water of drinkable standard.