Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) Project


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

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Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) Project: Fact sheet (PDF - 212.66 KB)

About the project:

Project location: Brisbane, Queensland

Funding recipients: Minister for Economic Development Queensland

Total Australian Government funding: $3,086,600 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 89 ML/yr

The project is designed to harvest stormwater runoff from a catchment area of 290ha within a residential development and to supply 89 megalitres/year of treated stormwater for non-potable uses within the Fitzgibbon Chase estate development. Key components such as the ‘third pipe’ non-potable water distribution system are being completed as an integral part of the development infrastructure. This project is designed to operate alongside but independently of the Fitzgibbon Rainwater Harvesting to Potable Reuse (PotaRoo) Scheme project within Fitzgibbon Chase.

Project benefits/objectives:

The project will supply treated stormwater for non-potable uses including irrigation for parks and gardens, toilet flushing, laundry and car washing at Fitzgibbon Chase, located 12 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD.

Project progress:

The Project was completed in March 2014.

Final report:

Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) Scheme: Final report (PDF - 709.48 KB)
Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) Scheme: Final report (DOCX - 8.01 MB)