Project location: Geelong, Victoria
Funding recipients: City of Greater Geelong
Total Australian Government funding: $2,625,000 (GST exclusive)
Total project value: $5,300,000
Water savings: up to 240 ML/yr
About the project:
The project now involves four stormwater harvesting and reuse sub-projects across various locations in the City of Greater Geelong. It has the potential to offset up to 240 megalitres per year (ML/yr) of potable water for irrigating sports fields, parks and the Geelong Botanic Gardens.
- Harvest and reuse approximately 240 ML/yr of stormwater and offset the same volume of potable water around the City of Greater Geelong.
- Reduce the impact of urban stormwater runoff on water quality in receiving waters.
- Improve landscape, amenity and sports ground safety around the City of Greater Geelong.
Three of the sub-projects have been successfully completed. These are: Grinter Reserve; Kardinia Park; and Eastern Park. One of the original sub-projects, Hume Reserve, has been terminated as it was found to be unviable. The final sub-project, Weddell Road, is on track to be completed by May 2013.
Details of the City of Greater Geelong Stormwater Harvesting – Geelong's Plan Eastern Park sub-project can be located at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/ct/service/article/item/8ce668c8f0f68e8.aspx
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.