Copernicus Way Reserve

Creating a wetland and stormwater harvesting scheme for better water management and community benefit

The Copernicus Way Reserve Wetland and Stormwater Harvesting Scheme aims to improve the sustainability, resilience and liveability of a key Brimbank suburban park.

An integrated park and playground with a wetland will be created. The wetland will support biodiversity and provide treated stormwater for parkland irrigation.

The design includes a playground, footpath and picnic facilities, plus a large grassed area terracing down to the wetland, providing opportunities to explore the water’s edge.

This new water sensitive parkland will boost liveability and wellbeing within the local community.

This project is Action 6 in the Maribyrnong IWM Forum Strategic Directions Statement.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Water Supply and Use
Other Themes:Wetlands, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Urban Melbourne
Other Local Areas:
Project location:Copernicus Way Reserve, Keilor Downs
Scale of the project:One place
New or continuing work:New work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Brimbank City Council
Key partners:Melbourne Water
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$$ (Millions of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:1-2 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Water supply and use – Adequate and stable water supplies have been secured for households, businesses, farms, Traditional Owners and the environment. Various water supply options have been effectively harnessed including stormwater harvesting, manufactured water and recycled water use. Water is shared, distributed and used efficiently by all users.

Community participation – involvement of residents, schools, and community groups in environmental education and passive recreation

Cooling, greening Melbourne – new revegetated and/or wetland space in urban Melbourne
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Support people to connect with nature
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:

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