Sunbury is included within Melbourne’s urban growth boundary and is experiencing strong population growth. Diggers Rest and Bulla are growing communities, near Sunbury.
We use a number of water sources to ensure we can meet local demand even when inflows are low.
Water in the area can be sourced from:
- the Melbourne supply system, and
- Rosslynne Reservoir, near Gisborne, and treated at the Rosslynne Water Filtration Plant.
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Sewage from the area is treated at the Sunbury Recycled Water Plant, east of town.
Sunbury Recycled Water Plant produces Class B recycled water.
The recycled water is used to irrigate local farms, sportsfields and recreation areas.
Western Water has a licence to discharge excess recycled water volumes to Jacksons Creek under strict conditions set by the Environment Protection Authority.
Projects and planned works
Strong population growth is expected to continue for the Sunbury area. To cater for this and ensure we remain compliant with relevant legislation and standards, the following projects are underway: