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The SA Water Corporation has involvement in many successful water saving initiatives throughout South Australia and fully supports water efficient and sustainable plumbing systems.
The Corporation’s plumbing services and compliance manager, Jeff Clark, says the WorldPark project in Adelaide demonstrates the cutting edge of plumbing design and water saving innovation.
“This project is akin to the recycled water scheme at Adelaide’s Mawson Lakes where an alternative water supply service is provided to each individual residential and commercial building. The WorldPark project will be able to deliver recycled water to each building in the development where it will be used for such purposes as toilet flushing, cooling towers and irrigation. An on-site wastewater treatment plant will be installed to treat the water to Class A level,” Clark said.
“To maximise the water reuse potential for this project, the hydraulic services have been designed to encompass all available water supplies, taking full advantage of collected roof rainwater and stormwater run-off.
“SA Water’s involvement with this project, as the technical regulator for plumbing and the network utility operator, is to provide it with water and wastewater services. Our customer technical services branch, in consultation with the Department of Health, will approve the wastewater treatment plant and hydraulic plumbing systems design.
“Prior to the project’s commencement, discussions have been held with the hydraulic design consultant and plumbing contractor to ensure the recycled water systems are designed and installed in accordance with AS/NZS 3500:2003, the Australian Plumbing Standard. During the project’s construction, SA Water will perform regular on-site audits of the plumbing installation to ensure compliance with these standards.
“Developments such as these will assist South Australia’s efforts in providing sustainable developments to help conserve the State’s precious water resources.”
Coffey International will anchor the first of three stages of WorldPark 01 Adelaide with a commitment to occupy 7,000 square metres in Stage 1, out of a total 9,000 square metres. Coffey companies to co-locate will include Coffey Geotechnics, Coffey Environments, Coffey International Development, Coffey Mining, Coffey Training, Coffey Projects and Coffey Natural Systems.
A second Australian WorldPark green business precinct is due to commence construction in Melbourne in late 2008.
Coffey’s Glen Simpson advises that, at an estimated end value of AU$180 million, the total development is expected to comprise 25,000 to 30,000 square metres of campus-style ‘green’ office accommodation.
“Like the Adelaide project, the WorldPark in Melbourne will be environmentally friendly, people friendly and space friendly, and will be carefully designed using the latest in green building technology. Significant interest in the concept is being shown by the business community and could result in the development of similar precincts in other capital cities around Australia,” he said.