New Melbourne Wholesale Markets Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project
About the project:
Project location: Melbourne, Victoria
Funding recipients: Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
Total Australian Government funding: $4,694,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 67.5 ML/yr
This project consists of two sub-projects: the New Melbourne Market Relocation, and the City of Whittlesea. 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 to irrigate the community facilities, reserves and nearby sporting fields.
- 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.
The development of the new Melbourne Wholesale Markets is completed. The second part of the project, the City of Whittlesea sub-project, is due to be completed by June 2013.
Details of the New Melbourne Wholesale Markets Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project can be located at Whittlesea sports clubs lap up water re-use system - media release 4 April 2012.