Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide

Project Overview  


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)

  • 2013 Leadership Excellence Award – Leadership & Management Excellence Award, Metropolitan Councils (LGMA, SA)

March 2016
- An updated project overview document (pdf) is available to download: click here

Latest News

Community Information Day at
The Gums Reserve, Shakespeare Avenue, Tranmere

Staff from the City of Campbelltown and the Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide project team will be available to answer your questions on the installation of a pump station and storage tank in Shakespeare Reserve (Third Creek Walking Trail), as part of ERA Water’s Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide project. Works are scheduled to commence in November 2016.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016
11am to 2pm
The Gums Reserve, Shakespeare Ave, Tranmere
(just south of the car park).


Download invitation flyer for the Gums Reserve, Shakespeare Avenue community information day here (pdf)

Download fact sheet for the Gums Reserve, Shakespeare Avenue community information day here (pdf)

For more information on the project, and to have your say, please contact the project team on 1300 309 660.

Pipeline Infrastructure
Project area maps
Listed below are a series of dowloadable (pdf) maps, organized by council area and map number. Click on the map name to download:

Project area map

Project area map Index

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters

Town of Walkerville

Maps 27,29,30,31

City of Campbelltown

Maps 17,18,19,20,32,33,34

City of Burnside

Maps 1 - 10
Maps 11 - 17

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Maps 61 - 64

Links and Documents
Current Documents
WPEA Project Overview March 2016.pdf

Previous Documents
Notification of underground water storage tanks - Langman Reserve -(pdf) November 2014
Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide - Project Overview - March 2014
WEA Tusmore Park Biofilter Treatment Concept - Info Sheet March 2014


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