Project location: Brimbank, Victoria
Funding recipients: Brimbank City Council
Total Australian Government funding: $3,990,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 127 ML/yr
About the project:
Brimbank City Council is partnering with City West Water to install stormwater harvesting and reuse projects at three major recreational areas throughout the north of the municipality to harvest approximately 127 megalitres per year (ML/yr) of stormwater. The recreational areas are: Keilor Park Recreational Reserve; Green Gully Reserve; and Keilor Public Golf Course. The project will provide treated stormwater from various locations close to each of the recreational areas to irrigate playing surfaces such as sports grounds, greens and tees.
- Secure alternative water supplies for sporting grounds within the City of Brimbank and improve the surface quality of sporting fields to provide valuable recreation services to multiple sporting organisations which involve several thousand participants each week.
- Use treated stormwater to reduce the demand on potable water supplies by approximately 127ML/yr.
- Have a net positive impact on the surrounding environment by reducing the impact of urban stormwater runoff on water quality in receiving waters.
The construction of storage and treatment systems at the three sites has commenced. The project is due for completion by June 2013.
Details of the City of Brimbank Alternative Water Project can be located at www.citywestwater.com.au/documents/alternative_water_projects_fact_sheet.pdf
Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.
For up-to-date information about the Water for the Future initiative.