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3.1Develop Integrated Water Management (IWM) infrastructure program


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New Integrated Water Management infrastructure program progressing.


Following the completion of large scale stormwater harvesting projects at Grace Park and Gordon Barnard Reserve, this project will identify, assess and prioritise the next IWM project opportunities in Boroondara. Typically IWM projects look at ways to manage the whole water cycle to deliver multiple benefits including reducing stormwater pollution to waterways, a reduction in drinking water use, increased greening to reduce urban heat and flood mitigation.

Water is vital for life. It is critical to our hydration and the hygiene of our bodies, buildings and streets. It sustains our parks, gardens, waterways and wildlife. It is a vital input for the food we eat and the goods and services we rely on.

Across the lower Yarra catchment, the cumulative impact of frequent and large flows of untreated stormwater is devastating to river health and in-stream ecology. Stormwater quality can be improved through reducing pollution at the source, and also by slowing and treating the flow prior to discharge into receiving waters.

Gordon Barnard Reserve Raingarden

Official description

Develop a new Integrated Water Management (IWM) infrastructure program: a prioritised plan to develop and implement new IWM projects (stormwater treatment, harvesting and reuse, litter management).
(According to the action plan)

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What's left to do?

  • Todo30/06/2023

    Site assessments

    On site assessments will be conducted at the most feasible project sites to confirm their viability.

What has been done?

  • Done31/12/2021

    Drafted project scope and project plan

    Work has commenced to develop a draft project scope and project plan. First drafts have been developed and feedback is being sought from internal project stakeholders

  • Done31/12/2021

    Draft database of potential IWM projects developed

    Task state: completed

    This was developed based on available site data, input received from across Council and site specific reports, surveys and plans. The projects have been assessed for their feasibility based on a range of criteria.

Summary and contacts


01/07/2022 → Ongoing30/06/2023

Target audience

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Environmental Sustainability team

    Environmental Sustainability team

    City of Boroondara

Information updated 02/08/2023