This initiative funded grant payments to enable implementation of the Albert Park Lake Stormwater Harvesting and Southbank Flood Mitigation Scheme Project.

Total EC investment: $0.5 m

2016-17 expenditure: $0.5 m

Progress

The Albert Park Lake Stormwater Harvesting and Southbank Flood Mitigation Scheme Project aimed to investigate better use of stormwater for Albert Park Lake and to look at opportunities for flood mitigation around the area. This grant was provided to Parks Victoria for two purposes:

  • Contribution to a 'prove and design' phase to fully develop the technical, commercial and legal considerations through a multi-disciplinary team. This is supported by the City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip and Parks Victoria, all of which are contributing funds to this project. The outcomes expected include significant water savings with improvements to irrigation for sportsgrounds, parks and water quality in Port Phillip Bay. These outcomes will take a number of years to come to fruition with further engineering works required to be undertaken by the project proponents.
  • The feasibility study done as part of stage 1 of the overall project identified the need to improve the efficiency of the lake to maximise storage capacity. The lake loses large volumes of water due to the overflow weir subsiding at one end. The grant was also provided for rectification works to be undertaken to ensure the efficient management of water from the lake.

Page last updated: 24/05/19