Alexandra Canal Catchment Stormwater Reuse Scheme

About the project:

Project location: Sydney, New South Wales

Funding recipients: City of Sydney Council

Total Australian Government funding: $7,633,000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 690 ML/yr

This project consists of two sub-projects:

  • The new infrastructure in Sydney Park created a series of physical interventions to the park's existing wetland system to harvest, treat, store and re-use stormwater from the Munni Street Catchment. It will supply approximately 450 ML/yr of stormwater for a range of commercial uses in the vicinity of Sydney Park.
  • The new infrastructure in Green Square Town Centre will harvest an estimated 240 ML/yr of stormwater from a consistent dry weather flow from a 220 hectare area of the Sheas Creek sub-catchment for a range of residential, commercial and urban amenity irrigation uses.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Improved security of water supplies.
  • Reduced demand on potable water supplies.
  • Reduced impact of urban run-off on water quality in receiving waters.

Project progress:

The Sydney Park project is complete with the Green Square Town Centre Reuse project due for completion by June 2016.

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