Statewide Cities and Towns Project, Local Government Association of South Australia


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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Statewide, SA

Total funding: Total project cost of $17.5 million, with funding of $7.169 million from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by local councils.

About the project

The Local Government Associated of South Australia (LGA SA) is overseeing a suite of 31 sub-projects undertaken by 17 local councils throughout South Australia. These sub-projects include recycling of roof runoff, capture and recycling of stormwater and recycling of treated wastewater. Recycled water can then be used to irrigate community areas such as ovals, parks and gardens.

The councils and sub-project locations are:

Councils and sub-project locations table
Participating Council Location of works Project title
Alexandrina Goolwa Goolwa Stormwater Harvesting
Mount Compass Mt Compass Wetlands
Strathalbyn Strathalbyn Pumping Main
Barossa Stockwell Stockwell Treatment Capacity Upgrade
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Clare Clare Stormwater Re-use and Wastewater Treatment
Manoora Manoora Centenary Park Water Re-Use
Mintaro Installation of a Sub-Surface Irrigation System
Riverton Stormwater Reuse and Wastewater Treatment
Cleve Cleve Stormwater Capture to Irrigate Community Landscape Areas
Flinders Ranges Cradock Cradock Mitigation Levee
Hawker Hawker Dam
Grant DC Donovans Stormwater Capture to Supply Public Toilet Facilities
Allendale East Stormwater/Rainwater Capture to Supply Public Hall
Kongorong Stormwater/Rainwater Capture and Reuse
Carpenter Rocks Stormwater/Rainwater Capture and Reuse
Port MacDonnell Port MacDonnell Community Complex
Mount Gambier Mt Gambier Works Depot
Kimba Kimba Roora Reservoir Upgrade
Mid Murray Mannum Stormwater Catchment Improvements
Mount Remarkable Wirrabara Construction of Infrastructure to Enable Reuse of Treated Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) Wastewater
Booleroo Evaporative Covers for Booleroo Centre Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) Lagoon
Melrose Melrose
Onkaparinga McLaren Vale Rainwater Harvesting
Orroroo Orroroo Stormwater Harvesting and Aquifer Recharge (Stage 1)
Peterborough Peterborough Stormwater and Wastewater Scheme
Streaky Bay Streaky Bay Streaky Bay Stormwater Harvesting and Community Wastewater Management Reuse Scheme
Tumby Bay Tumby Bay Installation of Sub-surface Irrigation on Tumby Bay Foreshore
Wudinna Minnipa Construction of a Stormwater Retention Basin
Wudinna Capture and Reuse of Stormwater at Wudinna
Yankalilla Yankalilla Yankalilla Wastewater Management Project
Yorke Peninsula Minlaton Stormwater Capture to Irrigate Community Landscape Areas

Project benefits

This project will:

  • reduce drawdown on potable water supplies
  • save over 1400 million litres of potable water each year, and
  • improvement the quality and of SA's surface and ground water resources, including treatment of stormwater runoff prior to discharge to receiving waters.


The project commenced on 30 November 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by 30 June 2012.