Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide is being delivered by the Eastern Region Alliance (ERA); an alliance of the six councils in Metropolitan Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. The following three councils are directly involved in the planning and delivery of the project:
City of Burnside (CoB)
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters (CoNPSP)
Town of Walkerville (ToW)
The Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide scheme is supported through funding for the Australian Government’s National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and also the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which assisted the Councils in the initial stages and continues to be an integral contributor.
These innovative Councils have been working together to plan and now implement Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide, whereby a leading team of hydrogeologists, civil engineers, urban designs and other experts will work together to identify, harvest, store, filter and reuse stormwater in the eastern suburbs.
This project is expected to reduce operational spending on local reserve irrigation as well as green our suburbs and enhance the quality of water that is discharged to our gulf.
The project has been recognised by both the water and Local Government sectors and as a result has won three awards to date. This highlights the significance of collaboration and delivers on the objectives of the alliance.
The awards are:
2015 Leadership Excellence Award – Excellence in Environmental Leadership & Sustainability (LG Professionals SA)
2014 Excellence in Strategic & Master Planning (Stormwater South Australia)