Ballarat Industrial Stormwater Quality Report

Felicity Glover / City of Ballarat


The Ballarat Stormwater Awareness Project was jointly funded by the City of Ballarat (COB), Central Highlands Water (CHW), Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA), and the Glenelg-Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (GHCMA).

The core of the project was an education program targeted at industrial and commercial premises. The aim was to improve the quality and management of discharges to both stormwater and sewer. The partner agencies were seeking a clearer picture of the nature, potential and source of discharges given Ballarats location at the headwaters of the Loddon, Corangamite, Hopkins, Moorabool and Barwon River Basins. The data collected will also be used to generate and support the formulation of strategies and priorities in the future management of stormwater and protection of our waterways.