waste water reuse

Sewer Mining at Yarra Park

  • Concept and detailed design
  • Approvals:
    • Stakeholder consultation and engagement process
    • Comprehensive site investigation
    • Environmental risk assessment
  • EOI and tenders preparation for Yarra Park Recycled Water Scheme to provide class A water for irrigation of Yarra Park and Richmond Football Club grounds
  • Water supply to MCG stadium for toilet flushing and wash stand down

Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) with financial assistance from the State Government completed the works at Yarra Park as part of a comprehensive draft 'Yarra Park Masterplan', designed to greatly improve the parkland. As part of the plan, an underground water recycling plant has been installed to secure essential non-potable water for use in Yarra Park, MCG and Punt Road Oval.

The purpose of Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility is to provide 140-180 million litres of Class A water annually; mainly as irrigation water, for municipal use in Yarra Park, Richmond Football Club and MCG grounds (unrestricted access).

The water is also used in a third pipe recycling scheme throughout MCG toilets, amenities and for cleaning and maintenance.

To compare, Class A water produced by Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility will replace the volume of potable water sufficient to supply about 1150 households per annum.

Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility takes raw sewage from City West Water's Wellington Parade South trunk route, where it is diverted to the 600kL/day Class A sewer treatment plant via a dedicated underground supply pipe, to Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility located under Yarra Park (north of MCG)). Class A water is then distributed to end users via a pump and pipe network.

Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility Website

What We've Done for Others


  • All
  • Integrated
  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater
  • Maintenance
  • Industrial
  • Guidelines
  • IPWEA WSUD Workshop

  • OPEX cost reduction
  • Melbourne Olympic Park

  • 52 mill. litres of water annually
  • Alice Smart Effluent Reuse

  • 6 mill. litres of water daily
  • City of Banyule WSUD

  • OPEX cost reduction
  • Fonterra, Darnum Drainage

  • Safety and functionality improved
  • IPWEA / DELWP IWM Workshops

  • Collaboration initiated
  • Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Improved system performance
  • Yarra Park Sewer Mining

  • 180 mill. litres of Class A water annually
  • Port Phillip Value for Money

  • Cost-saving strategies developed
  • Water Recycling Conference 2019

  • Best practice in Integrated Water Management
  • Banyule Stormwater Harvesting

  • Optimal method of asset maintenance
  • Sunshine Golf Sewer Mining

  • Design, tendering and project management
  • Stormwater Harvesting Guidelines

  • Developing industry standard
  • Moranbah Water Study

  • Developing sustainable mining strategies
  • Melbourne Sports Precinct Tour

  • Best practice in design, operation and maintenance
  • Lafarge Holcim Audits

  • Structural audits of plant and equipment
  • Grantville Quarry Infrastructure

  • Design and implementation
  • Road Map Report

  • Stormwater treatment devices performance verification

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