Hobsons Bay Water Security Project


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.


Hobsons Bay Water Security Project: Fact sheet (PDF - 210.87 KB)

About the project:

Project location: Hobsons Bay, Victoria

Funding recipients: Hobsons Bay City Council

Total Australian Government funding: $3,130,600 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 184 ML/yr

The project involves the construction of three stormwater harvesting schemes within the City of Hobsons Bay that will supply an estimated 184 megalitres per year (ML/yr) to irrigate sports grounds in the suburbs of Altona Meadows, Altona North and Williamstown. The three schemes are located at Laverton Recreation Reserve in Altona Meadows, Paisley Park in Altona and Cyril Curtain Reserve in Williamstown.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Improving the security of water supplies in Australia, without adding to greenhouse emissions.
  • Reducing demand on potable water supplies.
  • Helping to reduce the impact of urban runoff on water quality in receiving waters.

Project progress:

The Project was commenced in November 2011 and was completed in April 2014.

Final report

Hobsons Bay City Council Stormwater Harvesting Projects - final report (PDF - 2.78 MB)
Hobsons Bay City Council Stormwater Harvesting Projects - final report (DOC - 9.53 MB)


Details of the Hobsons Bay Water Security Project can be located on the Hobsons Bay City Council's Stormwater Harvesting Project page.