Project to make Doncaster Hill water-friendly

More on Councils’ earlier plans for treatment plants in Doncaster.

Attached Interesting article in leader 5/8/10

Manningham planning and environment director Paul Molan said the golf club was the most logical location for the system.

“Development at the Eastern Golf Course is expected to create significant additional demand for water, and this provides additional opportunities for water management within the golf course and on the hill,”

SO WHY TRAM ROAD???

Remember – none of the existing homes near the Proposed Tram Rd Site will actually use the recycled water, as only new buildings will be designed with the third street pipe connection…

 

Project to make Doncaster Hill water-friendly

ENVIRONMENT

5 AUG 10 @ 10:45AM BY DANIELLE CROWE

DONCASTER Hill will be the first established area in Melbourne where every new resident will use recycled water pumped from a centrally located treatment plant.

Yarra Valley Water and Manningham Council have committed to developing the innovative water project, which will give the 4000 residents expected to live on the hill by 2020 access to Class A recycled water from a local treatment plant.

t will be the first time a system and treatment plant have been introduced into an established urban setting, and the project will put Doncaster Hill at the forefront of sustainable water solutions.

The council and Yarra Valley Water are looking at the Eastern Golf Club property, which is presently for sale, as a potential site for the treatment plant.

Manningham planning and environment director Paul Molan said the golf club was the most logical location for the system.

“Development at the Eastern Golf Course is expected to create significant additional demand for water, and this provides additional opportunities for water management within the golf course and on the hill,” Mr Molan said.

Yarra Valley Water will make it mandatory for all new residential developments on Doncaster Hill to connect to the system, which will provide recycled water to use in toilets, laundries and gardens.

A council report into the project indicates that connecting to the “third pipe scheme” was expected to cost around $300 a dwelling.

Developers of The Pinnacle apartment development on Doncaster Rd have already agreed to install the third pipe to carry recycled water into that building.

One Response to “Project to make Doncaster Hill water-friendly”

  1. Leo Turner says:

    Despite all the safeguards and state of the art modelling etc. there will always be the risk of human area. Look what occurred at Jumping Creek, Eltham where 30,000L of raw sewage went astray. Why take the risk with a sewage plant, just 25m from established homes, that can no longer be justified?
    Manningham Council planning officers would be better advised to concentrate on the safety and well being of its ratepayers by ensuring there will never be a repeat of the administrative errors that caused two ten high-rise apartment complexes to proceed to completion with only one stairwell.

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