Enjoying the bushland, its magnificent flora and fauna is a passion of mine. I have been employed in the bushland environment for over twenty years, that’s a lot! Originally trained in recreation I then moved over to Park management, bush regeneration and horticulture. I am currently employed by Ku-ring-gai Council to run the Environmental Levy program. The Levy provides $2m every year to address urban impacts to protect bushland. This talk will look at stormwater, just one of those impacts. Discussions will include the degrading effects of stormwater, council’s attempts to remediate those impacts and opportunities for home owners to also manage stormwater through reuse, infiltration and landshaping, stormwater polishing and water quality. Or, what the industry describes as Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).