Harcrest, VIC

21st March 2022

Harcrest is a 56 hectare masterplanned community in Wantirna South, which was completed by Mirvac in 2015. Early in the design phase, the project team – having seen the impacts of drought on other projects in Victoria (particularly in regard to landscaping) – identified an opportunity to integrate a highly efficient stormwater capture system to irrigate the estate’s public open spaces.

Harcrest is a 56 hectare masterplanned community in Wantirna South, which was completed by Mirvac in 2015. Early in the design phase, the project team – having seen the impacts of drought on other projects in Victoria (particularly in regard to landscaping) – identified an opportunity to integrate a highly efficient stormwater capture system to irrigate the estate’s public open spaces. Using a relatively small land catchment area, the water sensitive urban design draws on three underground stormwater storage tanks, two stormwater-treated wetlands, and a storage pond. It delivers the estate’s irrigation demand with 96 per cent reliability, and guarantees a reliable and low-cost irrigation supply to all public open spaces in Harcrest, keeping the estate leafy and green and attractive to its residents.

 

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Natural Resources Natural Resources