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Riverstone Crossing Water Conservation Program

City of Gold CoastĀ and StocklandĀ Corporation Ltd have jointly established a water conservation program as part of the conditions of approval for the Riverstone Crossing development.

Riverstone Crossing is one of Stockland's major greenfieldĀ residential projects in the northern region of the Gold Coast. Comprising 700 residential lots, building commenced in 2007 and was expected to be completed by 2015.

Stockland provided funding totalling $500,000 for implementation of water conservation initiatives within the community of Riverstone Crossing over the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years. The program comprises three sub-programs including:

  • a Community Grants Scheme
  • installation of a demonstration Smart Water and Energy Monitoring System in the Riverstone Crossing community
  • an Innovation and Research Scheme.

Community grants

Community organisations within the local community of Riverstone Crossing have been able to apply for a community grant to implement a water conservation project. Oxenford Pony Club applied as a result of an earlier round of advertisements and was approved with funding for installing two 30,000 litre rainwater tanks that will supply water for toilets and dust suppression.

Community grant applications have now closed, however there may be future opportunity to submit an expression of interest for funding assistance within the next 12 months.

School garden and rainwater tank program

Schools within Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 5 also have an opportunity to access funding for the purchase and installation of rainwater tanks and implementation of a sustainable garden program - a key resource in educating students on sustainable living and the total water cycle, which complements the 'Make your water mark!' school Watersaver education program.

Water and energy monitoring system

Installation and use of water and energy management systems in selected existing homes within the Riverstone Crossing community will monitor the use of services including water (town and tank), solar energy, gas and electricity. This will promote the sustainable use of water and energy to the benefit of the local community. The data collected will also provide valuable information for infrastructure planning and design.

Innovation and research

Funding will be allocated to sponsor innovation and research on water conservation topics and projects identified by the City. The projects to be identified will address contemporary water conservation issues with both local and city-wide applications.

For further information, contact:

Sayed Khan
Asset Growth and Infrastructure Planning
Email: skhan@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1300 000 928

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