Recycled Water Plant for Victorian Surf Coast Growth Corridor

Black Rock, Victoria

Total funding:Total project cost of $42 million, with funding of $10 million from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by Barwon Water Corporation.

About the project

Barwon Water Corporation is constructing an enhanced recycled water plant with capacity to produce 3000 million litres of recycled water each year at Black Rock in Victoria. A pipeline between the treatment plant and the urban development site of Armstrong Creek, seasonal storages and a pump station at Black Rock will also be constructed. Balancing storages at Armstrong Creek will enable peak recycled water demands to be met and a recycled water distribution network will distribute Class A water to individual developments.

Project benefits

This project will:

  • build a water recycling plant in the Victorian surf coast growth corridor capable of producing 3000 million litres of recycled water each year
  • provide recycled water to a 20,000 housing growth area, and
  • reduce ocean outfalls.


The project is scheduled for completion by 30 September 2013.