The Vortex Center (Victoria, Australia)

Client: Gippsland Water Factory


Working with the Gippsland Water Alliance and representing CH2M HILL, Linda Macpherson led the conceptual development of an interactive interpretive center that serves as a companion to a newly constructed advanced water treatment facility.

As an educational experience, the Vortex Center showcases the Latrobe Valley Watershed and the innovative wastewater technology used at the Water Factory’s adjacent state-of-the-art “green” wastewater treatment and recycling facility. Interactive displays, touch screens, and videos at the Vortex Center focus on water conservation and sustainable water management, thus highlighting water as a precious resource at the local, state, national, and global level.

In 2011, the Gippsland Water Factory earned the Origin Gold Banksia Award, which recognizes the Vortex Center as a leader in environmental education in Australia.

NWR members who worked on this project: Linda Macpherson, Tack Roberts, Jim Swenson, Kelly Kievit

(Information provided courtesy of the Gippsland Water Factory)