Project location: South Bank Park, Brisbane
Funding recipients: South Bank Corporation
Total Australian Government funding: $3,300,000 (GST exclusive)
Water savings: up to 77 ML/yr
About the project:
The project involves capturing and reusing stormwater from a 30 hectare catchment, including parts of South Brisbane, for reuse within the South Bank parklands.
- The completed stormwater project includes an interception pit, a concrete underground storage tank (known as the "Rain Bank"), a treatment plant and associated pipeline infrastructure.
- The project has the potential to provide up to 89% of South Bank parklands irrigation demands and offset up to 77 megalitres (ML) per year.
- An underground display area provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about stormwater harvesting and water conservation.
- To develop a substantial new source of water to maintain the South Bank parkland and improve its drought security; and
- To offset 77 megalitres per year of potable water by harvesting and reusing stormwater.
The Rain Bank was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on Monday, 24 October 2011 in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Senator Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water and Premier Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland.
Details of the South Bank Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Centre project can be located at:
- South Bank Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Centre Project: Final report (PDF - 3,558 KB) | (Word - 2,858 KB)
Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse projects are funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.
For up-to-date information about the Water for the Future initiative.