Amenity and urban greening

Water sensitive solutions often have the potential to support urban greening, canopy cover, and integration of water which contributes to visual amenity in an urban area. The provision of green space contributes to human health and well-being, by supporting mental health, encouraging physical activity and enhancing connections with nature.

One Central Park Green Walls

Victoria

Large green walls integrated into building design and irrigated with recycled water.

Bannister Creek Living Stream

Western Australia

Naturalisation of a local creek produced demonstrated ecological and amenity benefits that led to an increase nearby property prices.

Greening the Pipeline

Victoria

Greening the pipeline is a project that aims to celebrate and utilise the now disused Melbourne Outfall Sewer corridor which runs through western Melbourne. Gradual greening of the corridor and creation of pocket parks at crossing points is connecting communities and enhancing recreation.

White Gum Valley

Western Australia

An infill development in Freemantle that demonstrates a water sensitive approach at all scales, with smart monitoring of on-lot systems, communal groundwater network for garden irrigation and an infiltration basin transformed into a public park.

Salisbury Alternative Water Scheme

South Australia

Non-drinking water in the City of Salisbury is called ‘Salisbury Water’ and is a mix of treated stormwater and native groundwater which is used to irrigate parks, reserves, schools as well as used in industry and for toilet/garden use in some new residential developments. Collection, storage and distribution of the water uses constructed wetlands, Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and over 150km of ‘purple pipe’ distribution network across the City.

Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek program

Victoria

A collaborative approach with the local community resulted in a series of works to the urban waterway, including daylighting of a piped section of the creek.

Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project

New South Wales

Increasing urban canopy cover in an area of high heat exposure with a vulnerable population to mitigate heat, treat stormwater, improve local amenity and adapt to climate change.

Last updated: 14th Aug 2019