• Paid Event

Melbourne Airport Scheme: Lessons learnt 5 years on

Tuesday 10th Nov 2020 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Online - Zoom

Registrations are now closed


Join Leigh Holmes from Spiire Consulting and Clearwater for an online site visit to Melbourne Airport IWM project.

The first stage of this award winning project was completed in 2016. Join this online site visit to find out how effectively it is working and what the monitoring data has revealed. You will find out what is working and what has evolved differently from the plans at design stage.

The Melbourne Airport Scheme project addresses aspects of the water cycle that include: major drainage and flood management, stormwater quality management, waterway health management, stormwater harvesting and reuse for key uses at Melbourne Airport and surrounds. Reuse of treated stormwater is expected to exceed 130 megalitres per year. There are multiple recipients of the water including: cooling towers, the tri-generation plant, car-washing facilities and the irrigation of Essendon Football Club.

The online site visit will explore

  • the evolution of the project from design to construction
  • how the project has realised the water demands
  • remote monitoring technology to analyse the performance
  • catchment risks and settling in
  • operational and management issues
  • working with multi stakeholders
  • opportunities for expansion into the future



Suitable for all practitioners involved in Water Sensitive Design (WSUD) and Integrated Water Management (IWM) planning, design, construction, asset maintenance or promoting a business case. We encourage consultants, developers, urban and water planners, architects, environment and maintenance staff to attend. 


Monday, 9 November



PH: 9679 7711