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.
- 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.
The project was completed in July 2013.
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.