Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide

Project Overview  


Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide
is being delivered by the Eastern Region Alliance (ERA); an alliance of the six councils in Metropolitan Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. The following three councils are directly involved in the planning and delivery of the project:
  • City of Burnside (CoB)

  • City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters (CoNPSP)

  • Town of Walkerville (ToW)

The Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide scheme is supported through funding for the Australian Government’s National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and also the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which assisted the Councils in the initial stages and continues to be an integral contributor.

These innovative Councils have been working together to plan and now implement Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide, whereby a leading team of hydrogeologists, civil engineers, urban designs and other experts will work together to identify, harvest, store, filter and reuse stormwater in the eastern suburbs.

This project is expected to reduce operational spending on local reserve irrigation as well as green our suburbs and enhance the quality of water that is discharged to our gulf.

The project has been recognised by both the water and Local Government sectors and as a result has won three awards to date. This highlights the significance of collaboration and delivers on the objectives of the alliance.

The awards are:

  • 2015 Leadership Excellence Award – Excellence in Environmental Leadership & Sustainability (LG Professionals SA)

  • 2014 Excellence in Strategic & Master Planning (Stormwater South Australia)

  • 2013 Leadership Excellence Award – Leadership & Management Excellence Award, Metropolitan Councils (LGMA, SA)

Latest News

Community Information Day at Langman Reserve, Burnside

Staff from the City of Burnside and Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide project team will be available to answer your questions on the installation of a Pump station and underground storage tank in Langman Reserve, Burnside.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday 6th November 2016
11am to 2pm
Langman Reserve, Burnside (adjacent to the tennis courts).


Download ERA Water invitation flyer for Langman Reserve, Burnside community information day (pdf)

Download ERA Water fact sheet for Langman Reserve, Burnside (pdf)

For more information on the project, please contact the project team on 1300 309 660.

Current Works

Click on the links below to download the latest infomation on the ERA Water projects:

Example pump stations
ERA Water - Example Pump Stations.pdf

Shakespeare Avenue, Tranmere
ERA Water Shakespeare Avenue fact sheet.pdf

ERA Water Shakespeare Avenue QA following Info Day.pdf

ERA Water Shakespeare Avenue plan.pdf

Drage Reserve, Felixstow
ERA Water Drage reserve letter to residents.pdf

Felixstow Reserve, Felixstow
ERA Water Felixstow reserve letter to residents.pdf

Scales Reserve, Walkerville
ERA Water Scales reserve letter to residents.pdf

For more information on the project, please contact the project team on 1300 309 660.

Project area maps
Listed below are a series of dowloadable (pdf) maps, organized by council area and map number. Click on the map name to download:

Project area map

Project area map Index

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters

Town of Walkerville

Maps 27,29,30,31

City of Campbelltown

Maps 17,18,19,20,32,33,34

City of Burnside

Maps 1 - 10
Maps 11 - 17

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Maps 61 - 64

Links and Documents
Previous Documents
WPEA Project Overview March 2016.pdf
Notification of underground water storage tanks - Langman Reserve -(pdf) November 2014
Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide - Project Overview - March 2014
WEA Tusmore Park Biofilter Treatment Concept - Info Sheet March 2014


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