Sydney Park $10M urban water project and park upgrade

Sydney Park $10M urban water project and park upgrade

3.12.2014 - Posted by David Knights
The $10M Sydney Park urban water project and park upgrade in the City of Sydney is nearly complete. The Park now has an 850 ML/year stormwater harvesting scheme, with a series of bioretention and wetland systems to treat harvested flows. Also, existing ponds have been transformed to provide storage of treated flows, as well as to enhance habitat and landscape outcomes.

Alluvium developed the stormwater treatment and reuse designs, civil engineering and hydraulic engineering for the water project and Park upgrade (as part of an integrated design team with Turf Design and Environmental Partnership). We were also on site providing supervision throughout the construction process and to ensure that the stormwater elements were integrated with the major landscape upgrades to the Park.

Major new artworks are also part of the works, designed by Turpin and Crawford in collaboration with the design team. The artworks will celebrate the treatment of water occurring at the park.

Sydney Park upgrade - under construction
Sydney Park urban water project and park upgrade - under construction

This picture shows delivery of water into the bioretention via a steel aqueduct (foreground) and the "Cascades" area in the background. The project is now close to completion with planting recently undertaken.

There is more information about the project on the City of Sydney’s website: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision/better-infrastructure/parks-and-playgrounds/sydney-park

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