Waterfront: Western Treatment Plant

The Western Treatment Plant sustainably treats half of Melbourne’s sewage, and is a thriving ecosystem with an internationally recognised bird habitat. Join us for a two hour bus tour at this place of historic, environmental and cultural significance.

The size of Phillip Island, this Western Treatment Plant treats sewage using a series of large ponds, called lagoons — the largest of which can hold 600 million litres! Find out about Melbourne Water‘s important and innovative work to enhance Melbourne’s liveability – past, present and future.

Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Water for Waterfront – part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

Photo: courtesy Melbourne Water

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LOT 1 New Farm Rd, Werribee VIC 3030

Time & Date

Wednesday 18 March 2020
FREE, bookings essential

Tours will depart from the Western Treatment Plant Discovery Centre. This is a bus tour, there will not be any breaks during the 120 min tour.

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