Melbourne Water Security Through Stormwater Harvesting Projects


Melbourne Water Security Through Stormwater Harvesting Projects: Fact sheet (PDF - 266.54 KB)

About the project:

Project location: Melbourne, Victoria

Funding recipients: Nine city councils (listed below)

Total Australian Government funding: $7,290,100 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: Approximately 449 ML/yr

The Melbourne Water Security Through Stormwater Harvesting project (WaSSH) is a group of 20 individual stormwater harvesting and reuse sub-projects across 12 municipalities in Eastern and South-Eastern Melbourne. These sub-projects will collectively supply approximately 449 megalitres per year (ML/yr) of treated stormwater for irrigating sportsgrounds, watering street trees and flushing toilets.

There are 9 funding recipients under the WaSSH project:
Banyule City; Bayside City; Casey City; Frankston City; Kingston City; Knox City; Manningham City; Monash City and Whitehorse City. Manningham City Council also plays a project coordinating role in the project implementation and reporting.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Reducing demand on potable water supplies.
  • Helping to reduce the impact of urban runoff on water quality in receiving waters.

Project progress:

Frankston, Monash and Whitehorse city councils have completed and commissioned their sub-projects. The WaSSH project is scheduled to be completed by June 2013.