Trial our new tool for nutrient assessment of urban developments
Released 26 Feb 2016
The Department of Water is trialling a web-based tool for land developers, local government and state government to assess nutrient export from urban developments.
The UNDO (Urban Nutrient Decision Outcomes) tool has been developed by the department and approved for a trial by Water Minister Mia Davies.
A trial version of the tool is now available to selected stakeholders through the department’s website.
Department of Water Senior Environmental Modeller Joel Hall said the trial will be used for public consultation and feedback.
“The UNDO tool enables land use development professionals to assess the nutrient output from their proposed development,” Joel said.
“The department will train relevant local governments and development proponents about the appropriate use of the tool and will take on board feedback and comments about how useful the tool is throughout the trial.
Joel said training for department staff and full rollout of the tool will take place during the next three months.
“Subject to any adjustments needed after the trial an official launch is planned for the first half of 2016.”
The UNDO tool has gone through two beta versions tested by a technical advisory group who have provided feedback on useability issues, bugs, or technical issues with the tool.
The technical advisory group was made up of members from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) water committee, local governments, the departments of Water, Planning, and Parks and Wildlife, and the University of Western Australia.
For the link and password to use the tool contact Senior Environmental Modeller Joel Hall on 6364 7835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Peter Collins
Phone: (08) 6364 6848 / 0434 603 441