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3.3Conduct program of water efficiency retrofits


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Improving water efficiency.


Water efficiency retrofits at community facilities is underway to reduce drinking water use and increase water efficiency. These projects have included:

  • Upgraded rainwater harvesting infrastructure
  • Utilising rainwater for toilet flushing
  • Irrigation to reduce our use of valuable drinking water

The New Kew Recreation Centre is undergoing a major redevelopment, with the final design to include:

  • Storage of the pool waste water to be re-used for toilet flushing
  • Water-efficient fittings and fixtures
  • Rainwater harvesting to be re-used for landscape irrigation

Other projects are currently being planned for future completion.

Official description

Conduct an annual program of water efficiency retrofits.
(According to the action plan)

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What has been done?

  • Done30/06/2023

    Fifteen community facilities have been upgraded

    Over the last two years, fifteen community facilities have been upgraded. These have primarily consisted of new or upgraded rainwater harvesting systems; tanks and pumps to supply toilet flushing and watering of outdoor spaces. This has included a range of facilities including the bowls club and tennis clubs at Camberwell Sports Ground, Lynden Park Recreation Facility, Boroondara Netball Centre, North Balwyn Tennis Club and Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

  • Done31/12/2022

    Six community facility have had rainwater harvesting upgrades

Summary and contacts

Activity stage

Target audience

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Environmental Sustainability team

    Environmental Sustainability team

    City of Boroondara

Information updated 02/08/2023