Melburnians love green spaces - from tree-lined streets and local parks to sports fields and beautiful gardens.

Water is essential in keeping our green spaces healthy. However, climate change and population growth are putting pressure on Greater Melbourne’s water supply. Alternative water sources like rainwater, stormwater and recycled water can greatly improve how well we maintain our open spaces in times of drought.

City of Melbourne is exploring ways to make the most of alternative water sources to help conserve Melbourne’s vital drinking water and keep our green spaces cool and enjoyable to spend time in.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on water security in Melbourne. Your views will help us plan alternative water projects for the green spaces that matter most to you.

Let's keep Melbourne cool, green and growing.

Have your say

Learn more about water security and share your feedback via the online survey below.

You can also attend a Water Wise information session to learn more, with sessions available for both adults and kids including:

  • Water Wise Melbourne on 1 June from 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Water Wise Kids on 4 June from 1.30pm to 2.15pm

Consultation closes 5pm on Friday 21 June.

Project overview

Learn more about how we're managing water security in the City of Melbourne.


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  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Community engagement

    17 May to 21 June 2024

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Consultation summary available

    July 2024

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Community feedback will inform and shape future water security projects in the City of Melbourne


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