Are you thinking about getting a rainwater tank? Please read our information brochure below:
No assessment or approval is required if the tank:
Exceptions where approval is required:
You may be required to include a rainwater tank with your development.
Water tanks have been installed at all of our Community Centres. Take the Eco Trail at Youth Central, on Woodville Road, to view a great range of rainwater tanks and take away some information to help you select the right tank for your backyard.
On 10 May 2011 the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities announced that it will no longer be providing rebates for rainwater tanks or greywater systems under the National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative.
Rainwater tanks or greywater systems purchased after 10 May 2011 will not be eligible for an Australian Government rebate.
Householders may still apply for a rebate for rainwater tanks or greywater systems that were purchased on or before 10 May 2011. However all applications must be received by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities by 10 November 2011.
Applications will not be accepted after this time.
Rainwater Tank Rebate
Collect water and up to $200.
You can apply for up to $200 for a new stand alone rainwater tank with a capacity of 1000 litres or more which is not connected to household plumbing.
Terms and conditions for the stand alone rainwater tank
Full terms and conditions (including purchase date eligibility) are available on the application form (in PDF format):
For further information phone the Water Rebates Hotline on 1800 130 952.