Alternative water supplies for health

Rodney Dedman / Victorian Department of Health


This paper outlines the role of Victorian stormwater schemes as an alternative water supply to irrigate public open space to facilitate physical activity. The Department of Health (DH) recognises the impact of the Victorian drought and is developing strategies to encourage public space managers to incorporate stormwater management systems into parkland design, to increase the public health and environmental benefits. The work has involved cross functional collaboration on projects to facilitate equity amongst communities and ensure access to good quality recreation spaces.