National Urban Water and Desalination Plan

The National Urban Water and Desalination Plan is helping major towns and cities to secure their water supplies and reduce their reliance on rainfall dependent sources by supporting infrastructure projects and research in desalination, water recycling and stormwater harvesting and reuse.

Projects sorted by state

All Australian Government funding amounts listed for NUWDP is GST exclusive unless otherwise stated.

National
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
QLD Australian Centre of Excellence in Water Recycling (based in Brisbane) Water Recycling $22,000,000 (inclusive of GST) Active
WA National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (based in Perth) Desalination $20,000,000 Active
New South Wales
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
NSW Terrigal Central Business District and Hylton Moore Park Stormwater Harvesting Project Stormwater $2,000,000 Active
NSW Manly Golf Course Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project Stormwater $2,091,700 Complete
NSW Blacktown Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Using Managed Aquifer Recharge Project Stormwater $2,212,500 Active
NSW Penrith Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Using Managed Aquifer Recharge Project Stormwater $1,981,000 Not Proceeding
NSW Apex Oval/East Dubbo Sporting Complex Water Harvesting at a Regional Sporting Venue Stormwater $4,506,500 Complete
NSW Alexandra Canal Catchment Stormwater Reuse Scheme Stormwater $7,633,000 Active
NSW Lower Hunter Recycled Water Initiative Water Recycling $8,850,000 Active
NSW Water Security for the Community and Council Facilities in the City of Canada Bay Stormwater $1,894,963 Active
NSW Oberon Stormwater Harvesting Scheme Stormwater $2,325,000 Not proceeding
NSW Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme Stormwater $1,071,738 Active
Queensland
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
QLD South Bank Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Centre Project Stormwater $3,300,000 Complete
QLD Fitzgibbon Rainwater Harvesting to Potable Reuse Scheme (PotaRoo) Project Stormwater $4,050,000 Active
QLD Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) Project Stormwater $3,086,600 Active
QLD Brisbane City's Stormwater Harvesting and Resue Project Stormwater $5,391,000 Active
South Australia
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
SA Adelaide Botanic Gardens First Creek Wetland Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project Stormwater $2,935,000 Active
SA City of Unley Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project Stormwater $2,558,000 Active
SA Oaklands Park Stormwater Scheme Stormwater $3,732,500 Active
SA Adelaide Airport Stormwater Scheme Stormwater $4,864,000 Active
SA Adelaide Desalination Plant Desalination $328,000,000 Complete
SA Glenelg to Adelaide Park Lands Recycled Water Project Water Recycling $30,150,000 Complete
SA Water Proofing the West Stage 1 - City of Charles Sturt Stormwater $20,000,000 Active
SA Water Proofing the South Stage 2 - City of Onkaparinga Stormwater $14,970,000 Active
SA Unity Park Infiltration and Reuse - City of Salisbury Stormwater $6,990,000 Active
SA Barker Inlet Stormwater Reuse Scheme Stormwater $3,925,000 Active
SA Playford Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme Stormwater $9,600,000 Active
SA Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide (Feasibility Study) Stormwater $500,000 Complete
SA Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Project Stormwater $9,500,000 Active
SA Waterproofing Greater Gawler Stormwater $500,000 Complete
SA Murray Bridge Stormwater Management and Reuse Scheme Stormwater $7,115,000 Active
SA Cobbler Creek-An Integrated Flood Mitigation, Harvesting and Re-use Scheme Stormwater $2,210,000 Active
SA Gawler Reuse Project Stormwater $10,700,000 Active
Tasmania
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
Tas Derwent Park Stormwater Harvesting and Industrial Reuse Scheme Stormwater $9,244,000 Active
Tas Integrating Water Cycle Management at Nyrstar Hobart Stormwater $2,641,440 Active
Victoria
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
VIC Harnessing Ballarat's Stormwater Stormwater $1,544,700 Active
VIC Kalkallo Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project Stormwater $9,665,000 Active
VIC Geelong-Shell Water Recycling Project Water Recycling $20,000,000 Active
VIC Stormwater Harvesting – Geelong's Plan Stormwater $2,625,000 Active
VIC Hobson's Bay Water Security Project Stormwater $3,130,600 Active
VIC City of Maribyrnong Stormwater Harvesting Project Stormwater $3,167,500 Active
VIC West Werribee Dual Supply (Aquifer Storage and Recovery) Project Water Recycling $11,400,000 Active
VIC City of Brimbank Alternative Water Project Stormwater $3,990,000 Active
VIC Working Wetlands (Royal Botanic Gardens) Stormwater $1,980,000 Active
VIC Clayton South Retarding Basin & Namatjira Park Stormwater Reuse Project Stormwater $2,427,500 Complete
VIC Melbourne Water Security Through Stormwater Harvesting Projects Stormwater $7,290,100 Active
VIC Melbourne Park Stormwater Harvesting Project Stormwater $2,959,800 Complete
VIC Eastern Melbourne Parks and Gardens Stormwater Harvesting Scheme Stormwater $4,880,000 Active
VIC New Melbourne Wholesale Markets Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project Stormwater $4,694,000 Active
VIC Coburg Principal Activity Centre Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project Stormwater $6,036,500 Active
VIC Extending Water Recycling at Torquay Water Recycling $10,500,000 Active
VIC Toolern Stormwater Harvesting Project Water Recycling $9,235,783 Active
Western Australia
Location Project Name Theme Aust Govt Funds (excl. GST) Status
WA Southern Seawater Desalination Plant Desalination $18,400,000 Complete
WA Perth Residential Water Efficiency Project Water Recycling $2,400,000 Complete