Securing Water for Sunbury Community Facilities

Sunbury, Victoria

Total funding: Total project cost of $518,000, with funding of $259,000 from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by Hume City Council.

About the project

Hume City Council is constructing a recycled water pipeline to the Goonawarra sports reserve to provide recycled water to the only remaining recreation reserve in Sunbury not yet on recycled water. The project also involves the installation of water tanks and associated plumbing to use recycled water for flushing toilets and watering gardens at five preschools and a children's centre.

Project benefits

This project will:

  • reduce potable water use by 7.8 million litres each year
  • reduce the amount of potable water used at the five preschool sites
  • promote awareness of water conservation and water security in the long term management of active recreation to the community
  • close the gap on the use of recycled water to irrigate all Sunbury's active sporting fields, and
  • allow the reserve to continue to operate as a high priority reserve regardless of staged water restrictions.


The project commenced on 2 November 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.