New Melbourne Wholesale Markets Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project

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Project locations: Epping and the City of Whittlesea, Melbourne, Victoria

Funding recipients: Department of State Development, Business and Innovation

Total Australian Government funding: $4 694 000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 67.5 ML/yr

About the project:

This project consists of two sub-projects: the New Melbourne Market Relocation sub-project and the City of Whittlesea sub-project. Stormwater will be collected from the large roof areas of the Melbourne Wholesale Markets and will then be treated and reused onsite for washing down floors, toilet flushing and filling flower buckets. The City of Whittlesea will construct an irrigation system to use excess stormwater harvested from the Melbourne Wholesale Markets for storage and to irrigate the community facilities, reserves and nearby sporting fields.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Improving the security of water supplies in Australia, without adding to greenhouse emissions.
  • Reducing demand on potable water supplies.
  • Helping to reduce the impact of urban runoff on water quality in receiving waters.

Project progress:

The project was completed in April 2014.

Final report

New Melbourne Wholesale Market Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project - final report (PDF - 3.81 MB)

New Melbourne Wholesale Market Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project - final report (DOCX - 4.46 MB)

Links:

A short presentation of the New Melbourne Wholesale Markets Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project can be found at: Melbourne Wholesale Markets rainwater re-use system