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We are active in conserving drinking water and improving stormwater quality and waterway health.

Council has a Water Sustainability Plan with the objective to create a more water sensitive city by integrating water conservation and stormwater improvement.

We will reduce Council water use by using water more efficiently and harvesting rainwater and stormwater.

Banyule’s waterways, including Plenty River and Darebin Creek, generally have moderate to poor water quality. Stormwater that flows to waterways has a strong influence on waterway health.

We have built projects that conserve our precious drinking water and improve waterway health by removing stormwater pollution.

This includes stormwater harvesting projects at Kalparrin Gardens in Greensborough, Chelsworth Park in Ivanhoe and DeWinton Park in Rosanna. These projects stop pollution reaching waterways and provide sustainable irrigation water for sport and recreation open space, Council’s biggest use of water.

You will find more information on what we are doing below:


Stormwater Management and Harvesting

Learn about how we manage stormwater, including our stormwater harvesting network.

Construction Video and Photographs

Construction of our stormwater harvesting project

Saving Water at Sport and Recreation Facilities

Information on Banyule’s water saving initiatives at sport and recreation facilities

Water quality reports and waterwatch database management system

Selected water quality reports, and link to Healthy Waterways Waterwatch Melbourne Database Management System.

Darebin Froggers

Information on Banyule’s interaction with Darebin froggers.

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