Waterproofing the West

A major project ‘Waterproofing the West’ is well underway with stormwater across the City of Charles Sturt being harvested, treated and stored in aquifers for reuse in irrigation.

'Waterproofing the West' 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

Find out more on the City of Charles Sturt website, and from this fact sheet.

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Lead agency

City of Charles Sturt


Australian 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