Extending Water Recycling at Torquay

MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES

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.

About the project:

Project location: Torquay, Victoria

Funding recipients: Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Environment

Total Australian Government funding: $10,500,000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 600 ML/yr

The project involves construction of a dual pipeline system to deliver recycled water to up to 3,000 new homes in north Torquay, the new Torquay Sports and Civic Precinct, local market gardeners and flower growers, and the Torquay Golf Club.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Provide an alternative source of water for uses such as toilet flushing and to irrigate parklands and sports facilities, reducing pressure on potable water supplies.
  • To supply recycled water at the earliest stages of a residential development, providing the most cost-effective approach to installing a dual pipe system.

Project progress:

The project was completed in September 2014.

Links:

Details of the Extending Water Recycling at Torquay project can be located on the Barwon Water website

Final report

Extending Recycled Water to Torquay Project Evaluation Report September 2014 (PDF - 2.03 MB)
Extending Recycled Water to Torquay Project Evaluation Report September 2014 (DOCX - 9.09 MB)