Stormwater & Urban Recycling Grants

///Stormwater & Urban Recycling Grants

Stormwater & Urban Recycling Grants

The Victorian Government’s Stormwater and Urban Recycling Fund is a Victorian Government initiative to help reduce drinking water use. It supports demonstration projects that use stormwater and recycled water to reduce the demand on drinking water in our cities and towns.

Round 2 seeks demonstration projects in stormwater and urban recycling that will show the way in one or more of the following areas:

  • buildings of the future
  • precincts of the future
  • community engagement- facilitating cultural and behavioural changes
  • institutional development – facilitating relationships within and between organisations to integrate programs and objectives.

The Stormwater and Urban Recycling Fund builds on the Stormwater and Urban Water Conservation Fund launched in 2004, which funded 68 projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to saving drinking water.

The Victorian Government provides government grants of up to $1 million on a 1:1 contribution for demonstration projects that provide a lead in the management of localised stormwater and urban recycling.

The government grants will help with:

  • sharing the risk of adopting a new approach
  • the extra costs of design associated with being the first project of its type
  • the extra costs of working with new regulatory processes that may not have been used previously
  • the costs of promoting the project to similar organisations.

Objectives

The government grants aims to:

  • reduce demand on drinking water for uses other than drinking
  • support the use of water that is fit-for-purpose while protecting public health and the environment
  • significantly improve the integrated management of water resources.

Round 2

Round 2 will focus on supporting projects in the following areas:

  • Buildings of the future – innovation in housing design and construction to integrate efficient water use, stormwater capture and water reuse.
  • Precincts of the future –innovation at a precinct or neighbourhood scale that restores natural hydrology to use stormwater for maintaining public open space, parks and gardens.
  • Community engagement – facilitating cultural and behavioural changes that reshape urban hydrology. For example, involving the community in establishing and managing kerbside raingardens to treat road runoff and enhance roadside environments.
  • Institutional development – facilitating relationships within and between organisations to integrate programs and objectives for better community outcomes. For example, combining flood mitigation, urban development planning, recreational and amenity planning with urban biodiversity conservation.

The current round of government grants is open to:

  • local government
  • water authorities
  • business, industry and developers
  • open space and recreational facilities management
  • community.

Registration of interest for the current round of government grants closes 5.00pm, 19 August 2010.

Assessment

Projects will be assessed against the criteria listed in the guidelines. Eligible Projects need to meet, as a minimum, the following criteria:

  • Provide significant potable water savings
  • Provide immediate and long-term environmental, economic and social improvements
  • Demonstrate a new approach with a high degree of transferability (i.e. the opportunity for the solution to be more widely applied)
  • Demonstrate cost-effectiveness.

Government grants will not be provided for projects that:

  • Are considered accepted practice in Victoria.
  • Do not demonstrate matching funding arrangements as a minimum.
  • That can not demonstrate that permit and license requirements have been met or can be met in the future.
  • Request retrospective funding.
  • Require ongoing funding from the State Government once completed.

How to apply

1. Read the Guidelines for Registration of Interest (PDF~70kb).
2. Contact Ann Allworth, 9637 8202,  with any enquiries related to your proposal.
3. Complete and save the Business Case Template (DOC~218kb). You will need to attach this later to the online Registration of Interest form.
4. Complete the online Registration of Interest form.

If you are successful, you will enter into a Funding Deed (DOC~236kb) with the DSE.

Government grant applications and will close at 5.00pm, 19 August 2010.
For assistance with developing a competitve application, please contact us to discuss further

Previously funded projects

Stormwater and Urban Recycling Fund (SURF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Royal Botanic Gardens SURF Working Wetlands Project A stormwater harvesting project where stormwater is harvested from adjacent suburbs to fill the ornamental lake in the gardens. The water will be circulated through the gardens and through wetlands for biofiltration treatment. Water from the lake will be available for watering the gardens.
Southern Cross Station SURF Southern Cross Roof Harvesting Project A stormwater project harvesting stormwater directly from the Bourke Street main drain
Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development SURF Broadmeadows School Stormwater Project A stormwater harvesting/ management at Broadmeadows. The project focuses on improving onsite infiltration to improve moisture content of the soil profile. The project will form a model for use on other school sites
Wannon Water Corporation SURF Roof Harvesting Project Warrnambool Stormwater harvesting directly from roofs on a new estate for piping to a reservoir that is part of the Warrnambool water supply system.
Hawthorn Football Club SURF Climate Independence Water Harvesting Project. The harvesting of stormwater from a neighbouring Woolworth’s distribution centre for use on Waverly oval and for watering community open space.
Stormwater and Urban Conservation Fund (SW&UCF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Bayside City Council SW&UCF Hampton Primary School Stormwater Conservation for Environment and Education Project Stormwater harvesting at the Hampton Park netball court for use in toilet flushing in the school.
Buloke Shire Council SW&UCF Stormwater Re-Use for the Charlton Community A stormwater harvesting, treatment and storage project for open space watering.
City of Ballarat SW&UCF Demonstration of system for treatment and processing of stockyard solid waste, recycling of wash-down and stormwater collection for reuse Stormwater harvesting and tank storage at Ballarat saleyards, Testing of a recycling unit for use in the truck washing area.
City of Greater Dandenong SW&UCF Water Saving Wachter Wetlands Stormwater harvesting and wetland treatment.
Lyco Industries Pty Ltd SW&UCF Stormwater Use at Lyco Industries Stormwater harvesting and tank storage for use in the factory. The storage tanks are also used as heat sinks.
Maribyrnong City Council SW&UCF Footscray Park – Stormwater Recycling Project Stormwater harvesting, wetland treatment and storage for use in open space irrigation.
Mornington Peninsula Shire SW&UCF Sorrento Stormwater Reuse Project Stormwater harvesting and wetland treatment and storage for in irrigating Sorrento Golf Course.
Parks Victoria SW&UCF Cowderoy Street Drain Stormwater Capture and Re-Use Project Stormwater harvesting from the Cowderoy Street drain with storage in Albert Park Lake for use on Albert Park sports fields.
City of Stonington SW&UCF Stormwater Re-use and Protection at the Prahran Market Stormwater harvesting, treatment and storage for use in market activities including wash down.
Stockland Development Pty Ltd SW&UCF Mernda Villages ASR Scheme Part 1 Stormwater harvesting, wetland treatment and for injection in an aquifer storage and recovery scheme. The water will be used for watering sporting ovals and public open space that will be developed as part of the Mernda Villages project.
Wellington Shire Council SW&UCF Sustainable Irrigation Initiative – Lake Guthridge Stormwater harvesting with storage in Lake Guthridge for watering public open space and sporting ovals.
Central Goldfields Shire Council SW&UCF Phillips Gardens Revitalisation Stormwater harvesting, treatment and storage project for open space watering.
Manningham City Council SW&UCF To capture, harvest, treat, store and reuse stormwater throughout Manningham City Council’s municipal depot complex in Blackburn Road, East Doncaster. Stormwater harvesting from the council depot roof for use in toilet flushing.
Moreland City Council SW&UCF Glenroy Neighbourhood Facility WSUD Project The installation of Water Sensitive Urban Design at the Glenroy Neighbourhood Facility.
Northern Grampians Shire Council SW&UCF Storm Water: Alternative Natural Solutions (SWANS) Stormwater harvesting, wetland and dam storage for use in watering public open space and sporting ovals.
Parks Victoria SW&UCF Albert Park Lake Stormwater Reuse Project Stormwater harvesting and treatment project at Albert Park lake to maintain the lake levels.
Trinity Grammar School SW&UCF Bulleen Sporting Fields Project. Stormwater harvesting, dam storage and treatment for use Trinity Grammar School and Marcellin College sports ovals.
West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School SW&UCF Wades Creek Catchment Scale Stormwater Treatment and Re-use Stormwater harvesting, wetland storage and treatment for use in watering sporting ovals.
Bendigo Harness Racing Club SW&UCF Bendigo Harness Track Stormwater Harvesting Project Stormwater harvesting and dam storage for use for track watering.
Bentleigh Secondary College SW&UCF Bentleigh Secondary College Wetland and Reuse System A school education facility including a lake for stormwater collection, treatment and storage.
Bevendale Pty Ltd (Pacific Group of Companies) SW&UCF Epping Plaza Regional Shopping Centre Rain Water Catchment Project Stormwater harvesting and tank storage for use in a shopping centre.
City of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market SW&UCF Queen Victoria Market Rainwater Harvesting Project Stormwater harvesting and underground tank storage for use in toilet flushing and wash down.
City of Whitehorse SW&UCF City Oval Drainage Retention System (Box Hill) Stormwater harvesting and underground tank storage for use in open space watering.
City of Wodonga SW&UCF Wodonga’s Sustainable Sports Grounds Stormwater harvesting, wetland treatment and dam storage for use in watering community sporting grounds and the Wodonga Racecourse facility.
Darebin City Council SW&UCF Bundoora Park – On par for water saving Stormwater harvesting and dam storage for use in golf course watering. The project also included the upgrade of fairways to drought resistant species.
East Grampians Health Service SW&UCF EGHS Rainwater Tank Farm project Installation of a central tank farm and treatment plant for collection of rainwater for use in general day to day water needs and for irrigation of garden areas.
Frankston City Council SW&UCF Depot – Sustainable Water Project A stormwater harvesting and tank storage project at the council depot.
Hobsons Bay City Council SW&UCF Building Less to Gain More The Altona Leisure Centre Stormwater harvesting from the roof of the Altona Leisure Centre and from surrounding landscapes for storage in former 25m lap pool.
Indigo Shire Council SW&UCF Capturing Stormwater and Wastewater for reuse on Beechworth’s Recreational Reserves Stormwater harvesting and dam storage for golf course and open space watering with excess stormwater runoff being treated in wetlands before being released to a local creek.
Manningham City Council SW&UCF DISC sporting complex Stormwater Reuse Project Stormwater harvesting from a large basketball gymnasium building to irrigate adjacent oval.
Masterfoods Australia New Zealand SW&UCF Water on Mars Stormwater harvesting and dam storage for use in the gardens and cooling towers.
Racing Victoria SW&UCF Cranbourne Turf Club – Irrigation Storage Dam Stormwater harvesting and dam storage for watering the Cranbourne racecourse.
Sandringham Yacht Club SW&UCF Sandringham Yacht Club – FMP2 Stormwater harvesting and tanks storage for use in boat wash down. The development of water sensitive urban design in the car park area to protect the quality of the stormwater entering Port Phillip Bay.
St. Kilda Sports Club SW&UCF St Kilda Sports Club Stormwater Recycling Project Stormwater harvesting from the St.Kilda Sports Club clubhouse roof and bitumen pathway at the club site for use in outdoors watering and toilet flushing.
Whittlesea Shire Council SW&UCF Mernda Villages ASR Scheme Part 2 Stormwater storage in aquifer storage and recovery for public open space watering.

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On site recycling projects

Stormwater and Urban Conservation Fund (SW&UCF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Bulace Dyeing Pty Ltd SW&UCF Water Recycling at Bulace Dyeing An industrial on site recycling project at a dye house.
Don Mathieson & Staff Glass Pty Ltd SW&UCF DMS Glass Conservation and Recycling of Potable Water, while reducing Landfill An industrial on site recycling project using a glass particle separator.
Central Victoria Hockey Association Inc. SW&UCF Garden Gully Water Harvesting Recycling System An onsite water recycling project on a wet, synthetic hockey ground.
Warragul Linen Service SW&UCF Laundry Water Efficiency project An industrial laundry water efficiency project including conservation and recycling.
Alternative Glass Supplies SW&UCF Closed Water System for Glass Processing An industrial on site recycling project based on the centrifugal separation of solids to allow the recycling of the water.
Barrett Burston Malting Co Pty Ltd SW&UCF Barley Steeping Technology Upgrade An industrial on site recycling project including modifications to steeping vessels used in the barley malting process to save on the use of potable water.
Bendigo Health Care Group SW&UCF Recycled Water Circulation for the Bendigo Hospital (TBH) campus A hospital water efficiency project including the treatment of waste water (using reverse osmosis), stormwater harvesting and storage for toilet flushing, irrigation of grounds and reuse of water for testing of the hospital’s fire system.
Rylock Pty Ltd SW&UCF Rylock Powder Coat Water Minimisation Project An industrial on site recycling project using a demineralisation unit to treat rinse water.
Sugar Australia Pty Ltd SW&UCF Carbon Wastewater Recovery at Sugar Australia’s Yarraville Refinery An industrial on site recycling project including screening and filtering carbon from wastewater.
Eureka Linen SW&UCF Laundry recycling project. The upgrade of an industrial laundry to recycle water in the washing processes.

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Supply of recycled water from wastewater treatment plant or industry

Stormwater and Urban Recycling Fund (SURF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Yarra Valley Water SURF Brushy Creek Recycling Project The upgrade of the Brushy Creek wastewater treatment plant to produce Class A recycled water to be available for various uses in the community including public open space watering.
Stormwater and Urban Conservation Fund (SW&UCF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Frankston City Council SW&UCF The Ballam Project The provision of recycled water including piping from the Eastern Treatment Plant outfall pipeline for watering public open space and sporting ovals.
Hume City Council SW&UCF Sunbury Recycled Water Project (Clarke Oval, Sunbury College & Salesian College) The provision of recycled water from Western Water’s Springvale farm treatment works for watering sports fields .
Macedon Ranges Shire Council SW&UCF Greening Our Futures – Woodend Racecourse Reserve The provision of recycled water from Western Water’s treated effluent pipeline to a large multipurpose sports facility in Woodend.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council SW&UCF Recycled Water Supply Project – Gisborne Sportsground and Botanic Gardens The provision of recycled water from Western Water’s recycled water pipeline to the Gisborne sports oval and the Gisborne Botanic Gardens.
Mildura Rural City Council SW&UCF Water Reuse Project – Aerodrome Ovals Recreation Complex The provision of recycled water from the Lower Murray Water Treatment plant for use on sporting ovals.
South East Water Ltd SW&UCF Combining Stormwater & Recycled Water Usage at Flinders Community College The development of a school education project including using stormwater and recycled water to irrigate sports ovals and gardens.
Hume City Council SW&UCF Mitchell’s Lane – Recycled Water main Extension Project The provision of recycled water from the Western Water’s Sunbury-Melton Recycled Water Scheme, including piping and tank storage for watering sporting facilities.
Northern Grampians Shire Council SW&UCF The STAR project – St Arnaud Reuse Project The provision of recycled water from the St Arnaud Waste Water Treatment Plant for use at St Arnaud Active Recreation and the St Arnaud Country Club using an existing pipeline.
South East Water SW&UCF Hunt Club Estate. The provision of recycled water by South East Water for the watering of parkland within the Estate.
Warrnambool Golf Club SW&UCF Recycled Water Implementation The provision of recycled water from Fonterra Milk Factory to water the Warrnambool Golf Course including piping and holding pond.

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Integrated projects

Stormwater and Urban Recycling Fund (SURF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Godfrey Hirst Australia Pty Ltd SURF Stormwater Harvesting and Effluent Treatment Project An integrated stormwater harvesting project from local drain and onsite recycling using ultra filtration and reverse osmosis treatment.
Stormwater and Urban Conservation Fund (SW&UCF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
Freshpak Victoria SW&UCF Hothouse Development Stage 2 Tatura An integrated water project including water recycling, stormwater harvesting and treatment of raw irrigation water for use in hydroponic tomato production.
Golden Plains Shire SW&UCF Integration of Stormwater into Innovative Sewerage Scheme at Smythesdale Stormwater harvesting, wetland treatment and storage for use in watering public open space. The project is being implemented with the town sewerage scheme to optimise on the efficiencies of undertaking the projects concurrently.
Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery Pty Ltd SW&UCF The key to recycling in nurseries- Harvest it, Treat it, Store it, Re-use it. An integrated water project including use of recycled water, onsite recycling and stormwater harvesting treatment and storage.
Western District Health Service SW&UCF Hamilton Base Hospital – Potable Water /Trade Waste Reduction Initiative A hospital water efficiency project including laundry modification and installation of water tanks.
Hilton Fabrics SW&UCF Hilton Fabrics, Waste & Stormwater Optimisation Project An integrated water project using industrial recycled water following filtration and stormwater capture and storage for use in the factory.

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Education based projects

Stormwater and Urban Conservation Fund (SW&UCF)
Applicant name Fund Project title Project description
CERES SW&UCF CERES Urban Stormwater Reuse Demonstration Project Stormwater harvesting from pervious pavements in the parking area.
Nillumbik Shire Council SW&UCF Edendale Water Wise Community Nursery and Gardens The development of a community education facility.
Rural City of Wangaratta SW&UCF Stormwater Reuse Innovation Capacity & Capability Building Training The delivery of an education program to managers, engineers, environment officers and planners from local government, industry representatives, developers and water industry representatives for training in stormwater harvesting.
SGA Sustainable Gardening Australia Inc. SW&UCF Our Water Our Future Green Gardeners Training Program The development and delivery of an education program for training professional gardeners to ensure they are confident in disseminating information to their clients and customers, regarding water wise practices.
Hume City Council SW&UCF Development of an Industrial Stormwater Code of Practice The development of an industrial stormwater code of practice for small to medium businesses to outline initially, the legal obligations for local business regarding stormwater pollution.
Monash University SW&UCF Monash Bio-filtration System Stormwater harvesting and treatment using biofiltration. The project provides an ongoing research and demonstration facility for the University.
CERES SW&UCF Total Water Cycle Management at CERES and its Associates A community education project including stormwater harvesting and treatment and water conservation projects.
Yarra City Council SW&UCF Yarra Water Conservation Showcase The development of a community education project including the installation of rainwater tanks, waterless urinals and a worm farm waste system for a toilet block.
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