Sydney, New South Wales
Australian Government Funding: $2,379,998
About the project
The project harvests stormwater from the Chatswood CBD and the Civic Place development for reuse within Civic Place for non-drinking purposes, thereby reducing the demand for potable water. The project was an innovative element of the larger $129 million Civic Place development (the Concourse) which includes a new library, cultural, community and retail facilities. The development has incorporated smart water technologies and fittings throughout the facilities and open space areas.
The Chatswood CBD and Civic Place Integrated Water Management project has:
- demonstrated the potential for stormwater harvesting and reuse in high density urban centres
- reduced total potable water consumption within the development
- reduced stormwater discharge to local creeks and Middle Harbour
- provided a community educational facility in the management of water re-use and sustainability.
The project has advanced the National Water Initiative outcome of encouraging the reuse and recycling of water where cost effective and encouraging innovation in water supply sourcing, treatment, storage and discharge.
The project is now complete and the final report is available below.
Water Smart Australia projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.