Your feedback on the proposed Erskineville stormwater reuse scheme

We’re proposing to use recycled water in our parks in Erskineville.

Project Status: Under review

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What we’re doing

We’re proposing to use recycled water in our parks in Erskineville.

We currently look after more than 400 parks, which together cover an area greater than 200 hectares.

As part of our environmental strategy, we committed to carry out projects that will keep our parks green with improved water efficiency and alternate water sources, including recycled water.

In Erskineville we have an opportunity to improve our parks to a more resilient standard, where green spaces are irrigated with an alternate water source that can better withstand drought impacts and avoid water restrictions.

This proposal would:

  • provide a drought resilient water source that will help keep the parks green and cool during extreme heat
  • provide a water source during times of water scarcity, preventing loss of plants and grass, and playing surfaces
  • help us reduce our reliance on drinking water by 12 million litres a year, even as we increase the area of our parks and open spaces.

Some of the infrastructure needed to do this is already in place. We plan to build new components such as underground pipes, pumps and a water treatment system to extract water from the stormwater system. This treatment system will ensure the water can be used safely to keep our parks green and healthy.

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How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 18 March 2024.

We have a range of ways you can provide feedback:

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.

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