The Wharf Street Basin Next Generation Community Park is a key project for the Canning City Centre Regeneration Program, which is a ten year, $76 million program that aims to transform Canning’s City Centre into Perth’s southern CBD. Wharf Street Basin has been reimagined as a new smart park and is one of the City of Canning’s centrepieces of urban […]
In an effort to support the long-term health of the Kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary, work has begun on a major pipeline installation that is set to improve capacity for sewage and storm water transfer. The 3km long, 1m wide pipeline will travel 40m under the riverbed of the Kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary, connecting the recently upgraded Margaret Street Sewage Pump Station near Kings Park […]
The ACT Government has launched a collection of projects that are expected to improve the water quality and protect the ecosystem of Lake Tuggeranong. ACT Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury, said the projects will improve the natural quality of the water that goes into Lake Tuggeranong. “This will reduce the amount of nutrients that cause the […]
The Western Australian Government is set to provide the shires of Narembeen and Narrogin with $160,600 in combined funding as part of the Community Water Supplies Partnership Program. The Shire of Narembeen will receive $85,000 for four water tanks, which will store harvested rainwater from the roof of the Narembeen District High School. The collected water will reduce the school’s […]
Across Australia and the globe, EJ is relied upon to design, manufacture and distribute exceptional access solutions for vital infrastructure projects. These projects support the stormwater, wastewater and telecommunications networks necessary in modern society. Each day, EJ solutions play a vital role in the development and maintenance of public and private infrastructure. In early 2022, a series of floods hit […]
Sydney Water plans to invest close to $1 million to produce and install five more Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) in an effort to further protect the Sydney Water owned and operated 450km of stormwater channels across the state. Gross Pollutant Traps are structures designed to catch debris before it enters sensitive environments. Plastics, rubber balls, styrofoam, shopping trolleys, chairs, footwear, […]
Seven consecutive days of flooding rain has wreaked havoc on urban infrastructure and utilities in Victoria, prompting utilities to prepare for service disruptions. Water utilities have advised residents to avoid sewer overflows amid the ongoing floods, while the Victorian Government commits $500,000 to assist in flood-recovery clean up efforts in its newly-announced Council Flood Support Fund. The Bureau of Meteorology […]
Prolonged flooding has continued in New South Wales, prompting emergency services to issue flood and evacuation orders for affected areas. New South Wales SES has released 105 Flood Warnings across the inland, western and southern parts of the state: Five emergency warnings 44 watch and act 56 advice warnings Oura Beach Camping Area and Western Pains Tourist Park have been […]
The severity of recent weather events in Australia has continued to highlight the need for climate-resilient infrastructure. Bushfires, floods, droughts and other unprecedented weather events have placed a significant strain on the Australian economy, as well as their devastating impact on both regional and metropolitan communities. Effective wastewater infrastructure designed for climate-resilience is vital to long-term sustainability. The changing climate […]
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to the flooding crisis experienced yet again in Australia. But there is a common approach that can help mitigate risk and prepare for the future. Conversations following recent flood events have been about how stormwater infrastructure can cope with the levels of water that parts of Byron Bay, Lismore, Brisbane and […]
A new flood impact tool was created in early 2022 to aid in South East Queensland’s February flood recovery, enabling rapid disaster recovery assessments and applications for affected residents. Created by not-for-profit environmental organisation Healthy Land & Water, South East Queensland residents used the online form to upload local information and photos to help the organisation better understand flood impacts […]
In late 2021, a Brisbane based utilities company approached Fluid Control Sales and Installations for a check valve solution on a sewer overflow structure they were reconditioning for the local council. The company’s requirements were for a check valve that could be mounted on the outside of a 30” reinforced concrete pipe and fit within the space of a precast […]
The Victorian Government has ordered 15GL of water from the Victorian Desalination Plant in Wonthaggi. Independent expert advice from Melbourne water corporations recommended a 15GL order – 110GL lower than the 2021 order. This means that Melbourne household water bills will remain stable for the year ahead. Melbourne’s water bills are among the lowest in Australia. Like household bills, water […]
Works are underway on the first major section of the Victorian Government’s Greening the Pipeline project, as the state aims to build a network of parklands in Melbourne’s West. The $9 million project runs from Truganina to Laverton and includes a 22ML stormwater harvesting and irrigation system, which will keep the park green all year round. The project will transform […]
More frequent and extreme weather events are putting additional pressure on water utilities delivering critical water supply. Floods, bush fires, and extremely dry conditions can damage infrastructure, which is remote, not visible or is in inaccessible locations. Smart water meters and IoT sensors can provide rich data and insights informing support crews via alerts, enabling them to react quickly, addressing […]
The devastating 2016 floods in Tasmania claimed lives, caused hundreds of millions of dollars in recovery and reconstruction costs, and changed landforms and river courses forever. Following this event, the Tasmanian Government started a project to improve strategic flooding intelligence for a better understanding of flood risks. The Tasmanian Flood Map Project, supported by the expertise of WMAwater, SES Tasmania, […]
The Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program has granted $1.4 million to upgrade Byron Bay’s stormwater drainage network, across Lighthouse Road, Paterson Street and Kipling Street. The works will be delivered by the Byron Shire Council, who received the grant – with the project set to begin on 9 August 2021. Byron Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil […]
Are you looking for a cost-effective and safe way to keep your sewer and stormwater assets clean and functional? Enviroline has been manufacturing market-leading drain cleaning equipment for the past 15 years, and the SEWERJETT™ T80 truck mounted jetting system has been stealing the show in recent months. With so many utilities, councils and contractors looking for a safe and […]
The concrete jungles of Australia’s cities generate enormous volumes of stormwater, which has significant environmental consequences for the waterways that receive it. Stormwater harvesting can help save hundreds of millions of litres of drinking water each year, by providing an alternative water supply .
Herdsman Lake has received three specialised pollutant traps, designed to capture plastic and floating litter on stormwater drains, as part of a WA-first trial announced by Western Australian Water Minister, Dave Kelly. The Three Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs), installed by Aboriginal-owned business Benang Energy, have been fitted to drainage inlets and outlets at the lake — under a new Water […]
The 2021/22 Victorian Budget has invested nearly $44 million towards water sector initiatives that will improve the health of key waterways and provide immediate benefits to regional economies, as well as a $110 million investment in essential energy functions, safer powerlines and Zero Emissions Vehicles. $24.5 million will be devoted to helping regional economies in East Gippsland and North East […]
Several dams are overflowing across the states as rainfall and extreme weather conditions continue from two collided systems. The volume of water spilling from Warragamba Dam in NSW is currently 300 gigalitres per day (GL/day), after falling from an overnight peak of 500GL/day. This is down from yesterday’s initial spill rate of 450GL/day yesterday (Sunday, 21 March) as days of […]
The hottest and driest part of Greater Sydney will be smarter, cooler and greener under a new approach to planning and development led by Sydney Water. The Western Parkland City, the biggest and most ambitious city build project in Australian history, will be a future-focused smart city built from the ground up. With 1.5 million people expected to move west […]
Construction has begun on the $25.6 million Vasse Diversion Drain upgrade in Busselton, Western Australia, which will improve flood mitigation for the town during significant rainfall events. Water Corporation’s upgrade includes widening 5.5km of the drain and reconstructing dam structures to increase the drain’s capacity and improve the structural integrity of the banks, which were originally constructed in the 1920s. […]
City West Water is leading the way in developing and implementing innovative stormwater harvesting projects supporting healthy, green spaces across Melbourne’s western suburbs and lessening the demand on the city’s precious drinking water. Stormwater harvesting involves collecting stormwater runoff from urban areas for treatment, storage and irrigation of open spaces. This water otherwise would flow down the drain and into […]
Works have begun on City West Water and the City of Yarra’s $1.78 million stormwater harvesting facility at Fitzroy North’s Edinburgh Gardens. The jointly funded project aims to save around 20 million litres of drinking water – equivalent to eight Olympic-sized swimming pools – per year by capturing and distributing urban stormwater run-off to irrigate the iconic parkland. The project […]
The 2019 Stormwater Victoria awards highlighted Melbourne Water’s commitment to working with the community, with the water provider a joint winner of the Excellence in Research and Innovation category for its Pollution Prevention Program – Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek project. The Stormwater Victoria honour caps off a successful year for the Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek project, which won two national […]
A new pump station connected to the Melbourne to Geelong Pipeline at Lovely Banks has been completed and switched on, allowing Barwon Water to access more water from the Victorian water grid. The new pump station means Barwon Water can extend the reach of the 59km Melbourne to Geelong pipeline (MGP), a crucial water security measure that was switched on […]
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