The Johnstone Park Raingarden project demonstrates how stormwater can be managed to harvest, clean, and store rainwater and runoff for irrigation.

Project benefits

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