Stormwater Harvesting – Geelong's Plan

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About the project:

Project location: Geelong, Victoria

Funding recipients: City of Greater Geelong

Total Australian Government funding: $2,625,000 (GST exclusive)

Total project value: $5,300,000

Water savings: up to 240 ML/yr

The project involves four stormwater harvesting and reuse sub-projects across various locations in the City of Greater Geelong. It has the potential to offset up to 240 megalitres per year (ML/yr) of potable water for irrigating sports fields, parks and the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Harvest and reuse approximately 240 ML/yr of stormwater and offset the same volume of potable water around the City of Greater Geelong.
  • Reduce the impact of urban stormwater runoff on water quality in receiving waters.
  • Improve landscape, amenity and sports ground safety around the City of Greater Geelong.

Project progress:

All sub-projects have been completed: Grinter Reserve; Kardinia Park; Eastern Park; and Weddell Road.

Final report

Links:

Details of the City of Greater Geelong Stormwater Harvesting – Geelong's Plan Eastern Park sub-project is available from the City of Geelong website