20 December 2010
Melbourne Water and the Kingston City Council will soon start work on a $5 million stormwater harvesting project to benefit Kingston’s parks and sportsgrounds. The project will upgrade an existing retarding basin, construct a wetland for stormwater treatment and stormwater re-use, and provide increased recreational use through construction of pathways and boardwalk infrastructure. The multiple benefits of the project include flood protection for 110 residential houses, treatment of stormwater pollution to protect our waterways and bay, and provision of localised alternative water supply for irrigation.
Construction of the project is due to start in Jan 2011.