Dragonfly Environmental are the key consultants for advising on retaining and creating new habitat ofr native animals as part of the Sydney Park water reuse scheme. Dragonfly Environmental are currently working to move native animals from wetlands that are being drained (so they can be upgraded) to other wetalnds in Sydney Park. Here we are catching and relocating Eels and Long-necked Turtles.
The City of Sydney will begin building the second stage of Sydney Park’s water reuse scheme after the tender recommendation was endorsed by Council in December 2012. The water reuse design scope is available to download at the end of this page.
The project will deliver the City’s largest water harvesting system, and help us achieve our 2030 target for 10% of water demand to be met through local water capture and reuse.
Water will be reused to top up the wetlands and irrigate the park, and potentially be made available to other users throughout the local area. This project also provides an opportunity to enhance the existing landscape and improve the ecology, environmental sustainability and overall look of this 44 hectare park.
The developed design has been configured to allow works to be done in phases if necessary. The initial phase will harvest and treat 535 million litres of stormwater per year through 2,400m2 of bioretenton system located next to wetland 2. The next phase would harvest a total volume of 845 million litres per year through an additional 1,600m2 of biorention system located next to wetland 4.