Mutton Reserve located in Fawkner is one of 3 major reserves in the area, the reserve contains important recreational facilities including 2 football ovals, running and athletics circuit, tennis courts and lawn bowls.
Moreland City Council identified the need for revitalisation of the reserve and the opportunity to future proof the site against drought. Spiire was engaged to prepare the stormwater harvesting scheme that included the application of water sensitive urban design principles and that would be used as a foundation for a future masterplan for the site.
The final design included a stormwater diversion system and underground storage tank, distribution infrastructure including rising main and pumps, 500kL above ground storage tanks, raingarden to treat sediments and nutrients, irrigation storage to provide volume for irrigation cycles and UV disinfection to treat pathogens.
The expected water harvest of 20ML/year will reduce the sites reliance on potable water by 70%, reduce stormwater runoff to nearby Merri Creek and provide a significantly increased amenity for users.
The project was a fine example of bringing the many and varied perspectives together from our talented civil and hydrologic engineers, landscape architects and urban designers to provide a successful and key stormwater harvesting project outcome for the Moreland City Council.