‘Infrastructure Australia has identified that building resilience to climate change requires strategic planning for water capture, use and management and new and previously identified initiatives in the Priority List are meeting that need’, said Adam Lovell, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).

‘COVID-19 has identified a strong desire for the community to be more ‘local’. It is gratifying to see the new greenfield areas, including South Creek in Sydney, identified as lead examples of using recycled water for green space and potentially purified recycled water for drinking. If stormwater is incorporated into both land use planning and water security planning, this will be a new and resilient frontier to providing water and amenity in drier and hotter parts of Sydney’, said Mr Lovell.

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