The Eastbank Lake project is a new stormwater harvesting and reuse system for Shepparton.
When completed, it will provide Shepparton with a new, attractive, community focussed area on a section of the Goulburn River.
By using treated stormwater to irrigate local parks and gardens, the project will inject new life into the area. It will also connect the local CBD to the Goulburn River making it a sought after destination for both locals and tourists.
Spiire was engaged to lead stakeholder engagement sessions and provide a concept design for the proposed $3.7 million project.
When finished the scheme will harvest, treat and reuse in excess of 50 megalitres per year. This integrated project will cover three distinct areas.
Firstly, a new memorial viewing deck will be constructed. It will connect the existing War Memorial to the Eastbank Lake via a cantilevered structure that hangs over the existing Goulburn River anabranch.
A boardwalk and turtle viewing deck will also be built. It will give local users of the Eastbank precinct access to the edge of the Goulburn River and the waterway’s native fauna.
Enhancement works to Monash Park are also scheduled. These include a large linear raingarden and ornamental pond to store treated stormwater. Their key features will be an integrated memorial avenue and reflection pond, forming the backbone of a new entrance into the Shepparton CBD.
The project is scheduled for construction in 2017–18.