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Edithvale Recreation Reserve Integrated Water Treatment and Reuse

Project Type
Capital Works
Project Value
$1.2M
Estimated Completion Date
January 2018

Designed to treat and store more than 1 Million litres of stormwater water alongside Edithvale Recreation Reserve

The City of Kingston has always been a leader in Water Sensitive Urban Design with a long history of constructing raingardens along our roadways. This project takes that approach to the next level, with an 800 square meter bio-retention system is fed by massive 1.5 m diameter pipe along Fraser Avenue. This drainage upgrade prevents frequent flooding throughout the low lying Edithvale suburb.

The bio-retention system has plants and sand which act as a filter to remove rubbish and pollution. The clean water is then pumped into 5 tanks. Combined the tanks can store up to 1.8 million litres of water. The water is used for sports ground irrigation, street tree watering and flushing of toilets at the nearby Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre. This harvested and treated water is expected to offset around 8.2 million litres of potable drinking water per year, which is the equivalent to around 50 households.

This project has won the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.

View the short video below providing an overview of the project.


Project Site

Edithvale Recreation Reserve, Edithvale 3196 View Map
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Contact Details

Environmental Planning