Project location: Melbourne, Victoria
Funding recipients: Melbourne City Council
Total Australian Government funding: $4,880,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings:up to 122 ML/yr
About the project:
The project will supply up to 122 megalitres per year (ML/yr) to supplement the irrigation requirements of three significant public parks: Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens; Alexandra and Queen Victoria Gardens; and Birrarung Marr. The project will substantially reduce the amount of potable water used to irrigate the gardens and help to maintain the heritage listed trees.
- Improving the security of Australia's water supplies without adding to greenhouse emissions.
- Reducing the demand on potable water supplies.
- Helping to reduce the impact of urban runoff on water quality in receiving waters.
The project is underway and is expected to be completed by July 2013. Each of the sub-projects are at various stages of completion with the Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens project, the Alexandra and Queen Victoria Gardens and the Birrarung Marr constructions all due to be completed by May 2013.
Details of the Eastern Melbourne Parks and Gardens Stormwater Reuse Scheme can be located at
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.