Eastern Melbourne Parks and Gardens Stormwater Harvesting Scheme

About the project:

Project location: Melbourne, Victoria

Funding recipients: Melbourne City Council

Total Australian Government funding: $4,880,000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 119 ML/yr

The project supplies up to 119 megalitres per year (ML/yr) to supplement the irrigation requirements of three significant public parks: Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens; Alexandra and Queen Victoria Gardens; and Birrarung Marr. The project will reduce the amount of potable water used to irrigate the gardens and help to maintain the heritage listed trees.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Improving the security of Australia's water supplies without adding to greenhouse emissions.
  • Reduce the 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 July 2013.

Final report

Eastern Melbourne Parks and Gardens Stormwater Harvesting Scheme: Final Report (PDF - 1.72 MB) | (DOC - 5.32 MB)


Details of the Eastern Melbourne Parks and Gardens Stormwater Reuse Scheme can be located on the
City of Melbourne website

Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse projects are funded by National Urban Water and Desalination Plan.