Installing a rainwater tank helps to protect local waterways – such as the Cooks River – and manage precious water resources.
We can do many things every day to manage stormwater and save water in the home and our workplaces:
Council holds free rainwater harvesting workshops which are compulsory for anyone applying for the Rainwater Tank Rebate.
The workshop provides detailed information on choosing, installing and maintaining the most suitable rainwater tank system for your home, plus everything you need to know about claiming rebates.
Council holds regular tours of sustainable homes. The dates for 2017 are yet to be fixed. To register your interest, call 9335 2104 or email email@example.com
Visit the Sustainable Homes Tours page for more information.
This 3 part workshop series introduces you to the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) with a practical hands-on workshop that designs and builds a water sensitive feature on a participant's property.
Part 1: Introduction – How to manage stormwater on your property using vegetated (green) roofs, green walls, rain gardens, wetlands, porous paving, swales and rainwater tanks.
Part 2: Design – During this workshop, you will learn how to design something water-sensitive, incorporating lessons learned in part 1.
Part 3: Build – In the third workshop, get your hands dirty and build a water sensitive feature on the property of a participant.