Cranbourne, East Melbourne, Victoria
Total funding: Total project cost of $37 million, with funding of $5 million from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by Casey City Council and the Victorian Government.
About the project
The Cranbourne Aquatic and Leisure Centre project involved a range of measures to reduce potable water use including rainwater harvesting from centre roof and adjacent sport stadium and library and installation of a 2 million litre rainwater tank and new pool filtration system. Rainwater is filtered and disinfected before being used for showers, landscape watering, pool top-ups and backwashing pool filters.
- demonstrated the use of captured rainwater in community swimming pools and delivered potable water saving of up to 30 million litres in the first year and up to 26 million litres each following year, and
- enabled installation of highly efficient pool filtration system, with 75% of backwash water collected, stored, filtered, disinfected and re-used.
This project was completed in 2009.
National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.