Manly Golf Course Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project

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About the project

Project location: Manly, New South Wales

Funding recipient: Manly Golf Club

Total Australian Government funding: $2,300,870 (GST inclusive)

Water savings: up to 47 ML/yr

The project will collect, treat, store and distribute stormwater currently flowing through the course from a 35 ha catchment for use in the irrigation of the greens at the Manly Golf Club. The project provides environmental benefits by reducing pollution flowing into the Manly Lagoon.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Construction of a stormwater harvesting pond designed to enhance the water supply for irrigating the golf course and to offset the demand for potable water
  • Improving the quality of stormwater entering the golf course and flowing to the Manly Lagoon
  • Installation of a new and more efficient irrigation system (including a weather station and soil moisture sensors) to replace the existing system which consisted of old pipework and a lack of course coverage
  • Increasing the biodiversity of the golf course, creation of an aquatic habitat for native plants and animals
  • Demonstrating best practice in water management and environment protection to the community.

Project progress

The Manly Golf Club Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse project was completed in July 2012 and the golf course was re-opened by Senator Matt Thistlethwaite on 12 July 2012.

Final Report