There are two major catchments that have tributaries in Livingstone Shire: the Lower Fitzroy and Water Park catchments. Both of these catchments are important for agriculture and industry, and are crucial to supporting biodiversity in Livingstone Shire.
Livingstone Shire is also home to the Fig Tree Creek catchment, which provides a range of recreational, social and environmental benefits. The lower catchment is an environmental reserve, providing important breeding, feeding and nesting points for many native species. Council is currently undertaking a master planning project for the Fig Tree Creek/Ross Creek catchment to support future development and ongoing maintenance of the catchment. The draft masterplan can be viewed here.