Waterproofing Ceduna


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.

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Ceduna, SA

Total funding: Total project costs of $1.5 million, with $740,000 from the Australian Government under National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by the District Council of Ceduna.

About the project

The District Council of Ceduna is constructing an 80 million litre waste water retention basin to store excess waste water from the Ceduna Community Wastewater Treatment Plant. The additional volume of waste water will replace the use of potable water to irrigate the Ceduna Foreshore Lawns, Ceduna Sports Ground, Ceduna Golf Club and the Thevenard Sporting Ground Oval. New or upgraded irrigations systems will be installed at these locations to enable the use of waste water for irrigation.

Project benefits

This project will:

  • save 77 million litres of potable water each year and reduce reliance on the Murray River system, and
  • provide an alternative low cost water supply to enable continued grass coverage and quality open spaces.


The project commenced on the 18 November 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.