Water is essential for liveability in Melbourne, keeping our green spaces healthy and cooling the city. Explore the Urban Water website to discover how we are creating a sustainable water system for the city.

rainy-laneway

More water falls on Melbourne every year than we need for irrigation. Find out how we are capturing this resource.

rainy-laneway
Flinders Street Station

What is the water cycle and how does urbanisation impact it?

Flinders Street Station
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Take a tour of the stormwater harvesting system in Queen Victoria and Alexandra Gardens.

wetlands

Wetlands can clean and store stormwater for irrigating our parks. Watch the video to learn more.

View projects using our interactive map

Take a self guided tour

Explore Urban Water case studies by project type:
Technical case studies are available for each project

Raingardens
Greening
projects
Wetlands
Water capture
and reuse
Permeability
& infiltration
Recycled
water
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with the State Government of Victoria
This website was delivered in partnership with the State Government of Victoria