Waterproofing the West

In a major stormwater use project, stormwater across the City of Charles Sturt is now harvesting, treating and storing this water in aquifers for use in irrigation.

The 'Waterproofing the West' project captures and treats up to 2400 million litres of stormwater from local urban catchments, as well as stormwater flowing into the urban section of River Torrens each year. The $58 million project created wetlands along Old Port Road, Cooke Reserve, West Lakes Golf Course and the former Cheltenham Racecourse site.

Find out more about the 'Waterproofing the West' project here.

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City of Charles Sturt


Commonwealth Government, State Government, St Clair Developer, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program


Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges