Federal Government secures $4million for an alternative water supply for Brimbank Council

 A recently completed stormwater harvesting and reuse project in Melbourne’s western suburbs is now set to save up to 127 million litres per year of drinking water in the City of Brimbank municipality. 

 Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou said the Government was focussed on helping urban communities access alternative water sources to reduce their demand on drinking water supplies. "For this project  we have contributed $4 million  through National Urban Water and Desalination Plan under the Water for the Future initiative," Ms Vamvakinou said. “This project will secure alternative water supplies to maintain the quality of sporting fields within the City of Brimbank so that even in dry times the condition of valuable sporting and recreational facilities will be preserved for the benefit of the community.”  


The City of Brimbank Alternative Water Project involves the construction of three stormwater storage and treatment facilities at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Green Gully Reserve and Keilor Public Golf Course within the metropolitan area of Melbourne. Stormwater will be diverted and captured from various locations nearby each site and once treated it will be used to irrigate recreational areas and sporting grounds.  

The project will also provide environmental benefits for Port Phillip Bay, by capturing untreated stormwater which would otherwise be discharged into the bay.