Apex Oval/East Dubbo Sporting Complex - Water Harvesting at a Regional Sporting Venue
About the project
Project location: Dubbo, New South Wales
Funding recipient: Dubbo City Council
Total Australian Government funding: $4,506,500 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 42 ML/yr
The project collects, treats, stores and distributes stormwater from a 65 hectare urban development to irrigate the Apex Oval / East Dubbo Sporting Complex, a high profile regional sporting complex located in Dubbo.
- Capturing 42ML of stormwater per annum for reuse as irrigation for the complex, water savings equate to 53% of the annual irrigation demand. This equates to 4200 ML of potable and aquifer water savings over the life of the tank.
- The entire playing surface of the Apex Oval has been removed to an approximate depth of 3.5 meters and a 12 megalitre modular tank has been installed underground with stormwater inflow and outflow connections, as well as irrigation and drainage infrastructure.
- A new look sporting facility has been redeveloped to international standards.
The project has been completed and the sporting complex was re-opened by the Mayor of Dubbo, Mathew Dickerson on 8 November 2012.
- Apex Oval/East Dubbo Sporting Complex - Water Harvesting at a Regional Sporting Venue: Final report (PDF - 1.95 MB) | (DOCX - 2.86 MB)
- $4.5 Million for Dubbo City Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project - media release 11 October 2010