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Eighteen stormwater and recycled water projects across regional Victoria will share in $3.9 million of grants as part of the second round of the Integrated Water Management program.

The program is being funded by the Victorian Government, which has already awarded $10 million to Integrated Water Management projects under the first round.

The second round of projects includes five capital and 13 feasibility projects.

Victorian Minister for Water, Harriet Shing, said there needs to be a plan for future water supplies now. 

“By adopting an integrated water management approach that champions collaboration, we will continue to find smarter ways to manage our water supplies,” Ms Shing said.

“This project will allow Camperdown livestock exchange to save money on its water bills and capture precious stormwater for productive use, while ensuring our waterways stay healthy for people, plants and animals.”

One of these projects is the Camperdown Regional Livestock Exchange Rainwater Capture and Re-Use project, which received $250,000, towards its total project cost of $1,300,000.

This project will see a roof installed over the Camperdown livestock saleyards that will capture stormwater in two 375,000L storage tanks. 

This project will harvest around 3.5ML of rainwater annually which will be used within the livestock exchange and truck wash in replacement of their potable water supply.

The project was funded by contributions from the Victorian Government, Commonwealth Government, Corangamite Shire Council and Wannon Water.

Once completed, this round of funding will save up to 100ML of potable water a year and irrigate more than 90 hectares of green spaces.

Victorian Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney, said, “Camperdown is a growing town and innovative projects like this will save our precious drinking water supply and boost the health of our waterways and communities.”

Other projects include: 

  • Kilmore Recycled Water Scheme – $1,000,000
  • Horsham Integrated Water Supply Connections – $575,500
  • Adaptive Wastewater Pilot Project (Penshurst) – $560,000
  • Bairnsdale Nursery – Class A Recycled Water Plant – $390,000
  • Large-Scale Alternative Water Grid Feasibility Study (Barwon Water) – $200,000
  • Avalon Corridor Integrated Water Management (IWM) Plan – $150,000
  • Recycled Water to Public Open Spaces in Mildura Feasibility Study – $135,725
  • Macedon Ranges North IWM Plan – $120,000
  • Goughs Bay Water-Sensitive Town Plan Feasibility Study – $117,520
  • Integrated Water Management Plan for Lake Mountain Alpine Resort – $100,000
  • Beaufort Linear Masterplan – $85,000
  • Diverse sources of water for Victoria Park (Yarrawonga) – $55,000
  • Alternative Water Supply for Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Feasibility Study – $52,500
  • Leongatha Stormwater Harvesting Feasibility Investigation – $50,000
  • Fit-for-Purpose Water for Irrigating Recreation Reserves in Morwell – $49,500
  • Greening Trafalgar Recreation Reserve – $45,000
  • Wonthaggi Stormwater Harvesting – $40,000

Since 2017, the Victorian Government has allocated over $59 million towards 137 Integrated Water Management projects, including stormwater and recycling projects that will save around one billion litres of drinking water each year.

This integrated water management investment will enable manufactured water including rainwater, stormwater and recycled water to further alleviate demand for potable water supply while delivering a broad range of benefits.

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