Mutton Reserve Stormwater Harvesting Scheme
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Mutton Reserve Stormwater Harvesting Scheme


Moreland City Council


Fawkner, Victoria

  • Infrastructure

Charles Mutton Reserve, is located in Fawkner, Victoria.

It contains recreational facilities that the locals regularly use: two football ovals, tennis courts, lawn bowls and an athletics circuit.

In 2012, Moreland City Council identified the need to revitalise the reserve and an opportunity to future-proof the site against drought.

As a result, Spiire was engaged to prepare a stormwater harvesting scheme. During the process, we applied water sensitive urban design principles in our foundational masterplan.

Our teams worked together to develop a project design that maximised stormwater harvesting and reuse and improved the reserve’s landscaping, while keeping within Council budgets.

It was key that any disruption to the sporting facilities was kept to a minimum and that all stakeholders were always aware of the project’s progress.

The final design included many water saving features including a stormwater diversion system and an underground storage tank.

Finished in 2013, the project highlights the way our company embraces collaboration and delivers successful outcomes to our clients.

Since then, the average water harvest has dramatically reduced stormwater runoff to the nearby Merri Creek. Most importantly, the site’s reliance on drinking water has now dropped by over 70 per cent.

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