The Victorian Government is investing in water projects to make our regions more liveable, our waterways healthier and help our local parks and gardens use more recycled water and stormwater.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced $350,000 to harvest roof water at Albert Park in Warrnambool.
This further stage of a roof water harvesting scheme will harvest up to 15 ML of water annually from all the major buildings on the northern side of the Albert Park Precinct to supplement the city’s raw water supply.
This shovel-ready project will save Victoria thousands of litres of water every year while creating jobs for local businesses.
The project will be delivered in partnership with Wannon Water, Warrnambool City Council, Bowls Club, Football Netball Club and Warrnambool Secondary College.
The Government has invested in $23.4 million towards 108 integrated water management projects since 2018, helping communities across Victoria in the face of changing climate by securing water supplies through recycling and stormwater use, and improving the health and quality of our urban waterways.
Integrated Water Management forums have been established across Victoria bringing together local governments, water agencies, Traditional Owners and local communities to deliver innovative water projects that help to combat the impacts of climate change and ease the burden on our drinking water supplies.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“This project is a great opportunity to invest in better water infrastructure for our local community and help build Warrnambool’s resilience in a changing climate.”
“Improving our local facilities is vital for our growing community, ensuring we have the right facilities for our community to enjoy.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Water, Lisa Neville
“Investing in the use of alternative water, including stormwater and recycled water is essential to the liveability of our communities and the health of the environment.”
“We are investing in a bright and healthy future for all Victorians with increased water security and a healthy environment.”