The Morrison Government is helping to improve community water supply by delivering $300,000 for improved recycled water infrastructure on the Mornington Peninsula.
The project will deliver Grade-A recycled water from Melbourne Water’s South Eastern Outfall at Emil Madsen Reserve on Wooralla Drive in Mt Eliza, to a storage dam on Mornington Golf Course.
The water will be used to improve ecological outcomes for the course, the community surrounding the golf club, as well as provide consistent water supply in case of emergency.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the project was an important addition to water infrastructure on the Peninsula.
“One of my proudest endeavours as an MP was working with the local community to clean up the Gunnamatta outflow,” Minister Hunt said. “Now, this much improved recycled water will be put to good use on the Mornington Peninsula.”
“We have been working with the Mornington Golf Club for a year on this project and I’m proud that the Morrison Government has delivered $300,000 for infrastructure which will provide greatly improved outcomes for the Club’s over 800 members and the local community.”
Mornington Golf Club President Roger Crossland said the Club would also provide $300,000 for this project.
“Having the ability to pipe the recycled water from the South Eastern Outfall at Emil Madsen Reserve in Mt Eliza to our dams will not only provide massive improvements to the playing surfaces, but also significant environmental benefits to our trees, plantations and fauna,” Mr Crossland said. “This will provide much needed relief to the significant bird and wildlife populations that inhabit our golf course.”
“We have already had a number of discussions with local businesses who are close to the pipeline with regards to any possible shared benefits they may derive from the installation of the pipeline to Mornington Golf Club.”
Mornington Golf Club General Manager Craig Murdoch said the initiative would help to future proof the Club.
“A thriving Mornington Golf Club provides significant benefits to the local area by attracting thousands of golfers and visitors to the area each year,” Mr Murdoch said.
“The day we turn on the tap and recycled water starts flowing into our dams will be noted as one of the most important achievements and pivotal moments in the long history of Mornington Golf Club and a grant from the Federal Government will be one of the main reasons that it has happened”