The Australian Government’s Community Water
Grants were part of the $2 billion Australian
Government Water Fund.
From 1 July 2006 applications for these grants
of up to $50,000 were invited from community
organizations to put in place practical on-the-ground
solutions to either help save, reuse or
improve the health of the local water sources.
In December 2007 the Pottsville Beach
Neighbourhood Centre was successful in receiving
a Community Water Grant of $43,050 for its project ‘Saving Water And Spreading The Word’.
The grant was used to install:
*Large capacity rainwater tanks for
the harvesting and storage of roof
*An irrigation system for the garden;
*5-star water efficiency rating profile
wc’s with integrated hand basins
*Dual flush water closets, steel
handbasins and flow-restricting taps
in the on-site public amenities.
As well as these water saving and storage
devices, Tweed Shire Council also installed
waterless urinals in the on-site public amenities.