Community completes Alluvium rain garden

Community completes Alluvium rain garden

27.02.2014 - Posted by Alexa McAuley
On Sunday, Alexa McAuley and Andrew McMillan from Alluvium attended a community planting day at Marrickville Council’s newest stormwater treatment system – the Bruce Street rain garden at Marrickville Golf Club in Sydney.

Alexa and Andrew completed a detailed concept design for the rain garden in 2012, and Council finalised the construction drawings in 2013. Construction was recently completed and everyone is very happy with the result. Council did a great job organising the event; the rain garden was opened by the Mayor and around 45 community members attended the planting day. The volunteers planted around 1,200 plants and Marrickville Golf Club put on a BBQ for all the participants.

Volunteers planting native grasses on the edge of the rain garden

View of the completed rain garden. Council’s contractors planted out the filter area and left the edges for the community planting day.