StormTech – Raingarden with Stormwater Harvesting

Moreland City Council – Fawkner Victoria – Raingarden with Stormwater Harvesting

Installation date: August 2014


  • The Charles Mutton Reserve in Fawkner Victoria is home to two football ovals, a running and athletics circuit, tennis courts and lawn bowls. Moreland City Council identified a need to revitalise the reserve and future proof it against drought.
  • Consulting Engineer Spiire was engaged to prepare a stormwater harvesting scheme using water sensitive urban design principles. This is intended as a foundation for a future masterplan for the site.
  • Spiire selected ADS Pipe StormTech chambers as a rainwater harvesting solution.


  • Minimising the raingarden footprint, visibility of storages and mechanical infrastructure areas.


  • The final design included a stormwater diversion system and underground StormTech SC740 storage tank, distribution infrastructure including rising main and pumps, a raingarden to treat sediments and nutrients, storage to provide volume for irrigation cycles and UV disinfection to treat pathogens. 
  • The expected water harvest of 20ML/year will reduce the sites reliance on potable water by 70% and reduce stormwater runoff to nearby Merri Creek.
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