Healthy Waterways Strategy for Port Phillip and Westernport

Healthy Waterways Strategy Report Card

Explore progress toward waterway management targets for the wetlands, estuaries and rivers of the Port Phillip and Westernport region

Healthy Waterways Strategy Report Card

The client

Melbourne Water

The challenge

The Healthy Waterways Strategy is a vision for the health of rivers, estuaries and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region in Victoria. It is a 10-year strategy (2018-2028), that was developed largely in a codesign process with Healthy Waterways partners, including state government and agencies, local government, the catchment management authority, local waterway groups and the community.

The strategy identifies key values of the region, such as birds, frogs, platypus and amenity and waterway conditions that impact those values, such as stormwater, water quality, habitat condition and access. Baseline conditions and 50-year targets were established for each value and condition across five catchments, 69 subcatchments, 82 wetlands and 29 estuaries. For each of the 168 reporting units, 10-year performance objectives that equate to on-ground actions were developed. This equates to over 1000 individual objectives, all of which must have their progress reported annually.

Melbourne Water wanted an accessible site to house the strategy and enable annual reporting of performance objectives and five-yearly reporting of values and conditions across all waterway types and spatial scales.

Our solution

We worked collaboratively with Melbourne Water and our friends at Alluvium Consulting on an extensive user experience research and design phase, which culminated in our creation of a web-based home for the Healthy Waterways Strategy, including a dedicated Report Card for tracking the progress of the short-term targets (10-year performance objectives).

Users can access the short-term target data in a number of different ways. They can navigate to different spatial scales and waterway types, view snapshots of catchment scale results and using our progressive disclosure approach, drilldown to more detailed data, and more local contextual information.

Report views include snapshots of progress for all indicators across the region, snapshots of progress towards all catchment scale results by waterway type (rivers, wetlands and estuaries), detailed results at the two aforementioned scales and detailed results for each individual waterway (more than 1000 individual reports across 168 spatial units). Drilldown further still and users can access detailed case studies of management actions. In a separate area of the website users can access rich content on the key values and waterway conditions and how these, less frequently reported (five-yearly) indicators, are tracking towards the long-term targets.

If you want to know how Truii can create a data driven web reporting tool for you, please contact us.

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