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Assessment of options to improve amenity and performance of the Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin

The Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin (RBCB) was developed together with surrounding public open space within the Roselea Residential Estate, situated in the City of Stirling, Western Australia. The RBCB is susceptible to algal blooms (Potamogeton cripsus), particularly in the summer…
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  • Date Published: 9th Jul 2019

Case Study: Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project

Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project Urban development, to cater for a growing urban population, replaces natural vegetated landscapes with roads and buildings. These impervious (hard) surfaces absorb heat but do not store water, leading to higher urban temperatures known…
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  • Date Published: 29th Apr 2019

Analysing water sensitive urban design options

Abstract Planning for ‘water-sensitive’ infill development has become a priority for sustainable urban development in Australia. With city growth, infill development in vacant or under-used land parcels is becoming a dominant mode of development. However, the current ‘knock-down-rebuild’ approach to…
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  • Date Published: 10th Jan 2019

Ideas for Catalysing Flood Resilient Design

Ideas for Catalysing Flood Resilient Design This Ideas Report outlines concepts and initiatives identified by stakeholders at a workshop that spanned 12 and 19 March 2018. These ideas respond to the need for, and can catalyse the uptake of, flood…
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  • Date Published: 10th Apr 2019

Currumbin Ecovillage wastewater management

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. A sewerage treatment plant located within the development accepts and…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Currumbin Ecovillage rainwater harvesting

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. All of the water supplied to the houses in the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Expansion of stormwater quality requirements in the City of Moonee Valley local planning scheme

The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. At the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Greening the pipeline – Williams Landing pilot park

Greening the Pipeline is the transformation of a heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer reserve into a 27km linear park in Melbourne’s west. The project is delivered through organisational partnerships (Melbourne Water, Wyndham City Council, City West Water, VicRoads), community engagement,…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Angus Creek stormwater and reuse scheme

The Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney (the Sportspark) is an elite international sporting facility, attracting 750,000 visitors per year, which requires substantial volumes of water for irrigation. The Angus Creek stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme (the scheme) extracts excess stormwater flows…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018
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