Stormwater harvesting and reuse - sports fields
Brisbane City Council has installed stormwater harvesting measures in sports fields across the city to provide a sustainable water resource for irrigation of parks and sports fields, resulting in better sports fields for Brisbane.
Jack Speare Park, Indooroopilly; Forest Lake Sports Fields, Forest Lake; Dunlop Park, Corinda; Bill Lamond Park, Lota
Walter Taylor, Forest Lake, Tennyson and Wynnum Manly
|Project outcomes||To improve the conditions of sports field playing surfaces by providing collected stormwater for reuse as an alternative to potable water use.|
Construction at Jack Speare Park commenced in mid-May and was completed in September 2019.
Construction at the Forest Lake Sports Fields commenced in July and was completed in September 2019.
Construction at Dunlop Park commenced in mid-August and was completed in mid-December 2019.
Construction at Bill Lamond Park commenced in late August 2019 and was completed in October 2019.
About the project
Stormwater harvesting and reuse is the collection of water from a drain, creek or pond, which is stored and used for another purpose such as irrigation.
In 2017 and 2018, Council completed construction of stormwater harvesting and reuse measures at three sports fields across Brisbane as part of the sports field water activation project.
In 2018, Council investigated improvements to the existing stormwater harvesting and reuse infrastructure at four additional sports fields across Brisbane and construction at these locations was completed in 2019.
This project was a 2016 election commitment.
In 2019, stormwater harvesting projects occurred at the parks below.
Jack Speare Park, Indooroopilly
The stormwater harvesting improvements collect stormwater runoff from the eastern open drain and pump it to existing and new storage tanks.
Forest Lake Sports Fields, Forest Lake
The stormwater harvesting improvements collect stormwater runoff from the northern catchment and pump it to existing storage tanks.
Dunlop Park, Corinda
The stormwater harvesting improvements collect stormwater from the western catchment and pump it to two existing storage tanks and two new tanks.
Bill Lamond Park, Lota
The stormwater harvesting improvements at Bill Lamond Park collect additional stormwater runoff from the fields and pump it to the existing storage tanks.
Construction started on the Marchant Park, Aspley, stormwater harvesting and reuse system in May 2017 and was completed in November 2017.
Construction started at Akuna Oval, Kenmore, stormwater harvesting and reuse system in August 2017 and was completed in April 2018.
Construction started on the Wakefield Park, Brighton, stormwater harvesting and reuse system in January 2018 and was completed in June 2018.
Previous stormwater harvesting initiatives undertaken across Brisbane from 2014-16 will deliver more than 73 Olympic swimming pools (up to 184ML) of water for reuse per annum. Read more about these initiatives.
What are the benefits?
- assists with the ongoing operation of community sport clubs
- reduces the use of potable water on playing fields by providing an alternative water source
- results in better sports fields for Brisbane, improved playing conditions and encouraging more people to get involved in sport.
If you would like to provide comments, ask questions or find out more about the sports field water activation project you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 669 416
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888
- email the project team
- write to:
Stormwater harvesting and reuse project
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.