The Johnstone Park Raingarden project demonstrates how stormwater can be managed to harvest, clean, and store rainwater and runoff for irrigation.
As well as harvesting stormwater, the raingarden project:
- Removes pollutants in stormwater through a series of terraced ponds.
- Collects the stormwater in a 250,000 litre underground tank for reticulation back through the garden, creating an active water element to Johnstone Park outside of rain events.
- Provides universal access into the basin of the park via a ramp.
- Provides more level surfaces where people can sit and enjoy this attractive green park in central Geelong.
- Provides resurfaced paths more suitable for walking or riding across in wet conditions.
- A new staircase consistent with its original heritage, and build with contemporary design standards.
- More than 150 square metres of garden beds were planted, enhancing the lush feel of the park.
Page last updated: 09/02/22