Edwardes Lake Park

Location \ Edwardes Street, Reservoir, Melbourne
Client \ City of Darebin
Budget \ $2M including wetlands
Completed \ 2009

Edwardes Lake is the second largest urban lake in the Melbourne Metropolitan region. An artificial waterbody and Melbourne Water stormwater asset, the lake has suffered major water quality problems. Comprising 26 hectares of water and parkland the Park is a major regional drawcard, attracting close to 200,000 visitors annually.

The RWA Masterplan is intended to guide development of the Park and the Lake over  the next twenty years or more, addressing water quality rectification and the creation of substantial new constructed wetlands. The masterplanning process for Edwardes Lake Park extended over a three month period and included extensive consultation with the large Park community. A component of this consultation involved a World Environment Day initiative involving 1500 school children linking arms around the Lake a physical gesture and community response to existing water quality problems.

First and second stage works forming the sedimentation and wetland treatment train are now complete.