I received an email of your comments on my post below but for some reason they're not showing up on the blog itself (?)
Lauren: I've looked at Eric King Park on the satellite view of Google Maps. WOW! Can see already that it too is a rough diamond waiting to be polished. Appears to have a flowing water feature and all(!) I'll definitely schedule a ride to Bunbury soon to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. If you'd like to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I'll get back to you once I've had a look at it. Given your family link to it, we will have good leverage in terms of getting the council to agree to / fund an upgrade. I would be happy to do the design work for free if the council funds the actual work.
Kelmed: thanks for the article link. I'm actually having trouble opening it (old browser) but even from the byline I can guess what it's about: that "wise" water use is relative, not absolute. It depends very much on the benefits the water produces. We need to get a bit more sophisticated around this topic in that sense.