Hurstville City Council receives funding boost for stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme at Hurstville golf course
9 Aug 2012
Hurstville City Council today received $1.07 million in grant funding from the Federal Government for the Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme.
Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon said the funding was secured by Member for Banks, Daryl Melham MP.
“This is great news for Council and our community,” he said.
“Council, along with other funding sources, will invest an additional $1.1 million into the project to help secure urban water supplies in the future.
“The scheme will help improve the drainage of the Hurstville Golf Course, and also reduce the impact of stormwater flows in Lime Kiln Bay.
“Once operational, it will save more than 20 million litres of potable water annually and the treated water will help irrigate the course.
“I am pleased that Council is taking the initiative to harness rainwater and utilise it to our community’s advantage.
“Not only will we save money in the long run, we will also help the environment by harvesting and reusing treated stormwater and reducing reliance on traditional water sources.”
Mayor McMahon said the scheme will also greatly add to the golf course’s appeal.
“Some of the key benefits include improving the course’s playability and boosting the course’s rating from Par 69 to Par 70,” he said.
“This will certainly attract new club members.”
Mayor McMahon said it would also add to the course’s visual appeal.
“There will be a swale in the form of a shallow, stylised water course running between the 3rd and 15th fairways, and a small ephemeral overflow wetland in front of the 3rd green,” he said.
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