Good news for river catchments

THE Ipswich region's Lockyer and Bremer catchments yesterday received their highest Ecosystem Health Report Card grades ever.

The Report Card grades the health of south east Queensland waterways on an A+ to F- scale, and is the result of a Healthy Waterways monitoring program.

The Bremer Catchment jumped from a D+ score in 2010 to a straight C this year, and the Lockyer Catchment achieved a D+, up from a straight D.

The result is positive, considering the two catchments both received F grades in 2001 and 2002; their first two years of being monitored.

Cheryl Bromage, Ipswich Environment and Conservation Committee chairperson, said she was very happy with the Bremer Catchment's first C grade.

"Every year it (the grade) is improving, so you can see that work by organisations and the local community is having a positive impact," Cr Bromage said.



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