Water tanks at Marrickville Community Nursery
The Marrickville Strategy for a Water Sensitive Community 2012–2021 is moving current urban water management in Marrickville to a more sustainable and flexible approach that promotes liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable communities. The Strategy is being actioned through community and Council.
To address challenges of reforming current water management, the Strategy is informed by leading national research that will help Council create a water sensitive community while addressing Council's responsibility in implementing the A Plan for Growing Sydney, the NSW Government’s plan for the future of the Sydney Metropolitan Area over the next 20 years.
Council adopted this pioneering strategy on 4 February 2013.
Council has a Water Saving Action Plan, which identifies water efficiency projects to be implemented within its buildings.
Several water conservation initiatives have been implemented including:
Marrickville Council currently spend around $90,000 every year on drinking water that is used to irrigate its sports fields. The aim of the Sustainable Irrigation Plan (SIP) is to maintain the condition of local sports fields while reducing the amount of potable water used for irrigation.
The SIP will do this in two ways:
More information on this plan is available at our water section.
This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.