Googong Township is a $1.6 billion project of state significance. The award-winning masterplanned community at Googong has high levels of sustainability at the core of its design including an integrated water cycle designed to maximise water efficiency. It includes a dedicated wastewater treatment and recycling plant for the township and aims to reduce water consumption by up to 60% with recycled water reticulated to all homes and open spaces. Sensitive urban design also contributes to managing water quality and the collection of storm water for the irrigation of streetscapes and parks throughout the township.
For this project Ecology and Heritage Partners worked over a six month period to conduct independent environmental auditing services. We ensured the audit was conducted in accordance with the administrative conditions of the complex project approval as part of a compliance tracking system during construction and commissioning of the first stage of the water recycling plant. This included a temporary reserve, pipe work and staging of construction.