NSW Local Government Environment Awards

NSW Local Government Environment Awards

27.02.2015 - Posted by Alexa McAuley
We’re pleased to report that two of our projects featured prominently in the 2014 NSW Local Government Environment Awards.

Blacktown showground precinct water sensitive urban design redevelopment
Blacktown Showground Precinct water sensitive urban design redevelopment

Blacktown Council were the overall winner in the “water conservation” category, for the Blacktown Showground Precinct Water Sensitive Urban Design Redevelopment. Blacktown Showground included a major stormwater treatment and harvesting component, which was designed by Equatica (now part of Alluvium) in 2012. A 900 m2 bioretention system and 1100 m2 wetland within the showground treat a substantial portion of Blacktown CBD catchment, while also forming central features of the park’s design. The treated water is stored for reuse in toilet flushing and irrigation on the site.

Hurstville Golf Course stormwater treatment and harvesting for irrigation of the golf course.
Hurstville Golf Course - stormwater harvesting and reuse

Hurstville Council were highly commended in Division C of the “water conservation” category, for the Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme. This project, located at Hurstville Golf Course, is a stormwater treatment and harvesting system for irrigation of the golf course. The scheme was designed by Equatica (now part of Alluvium) in 2011 and includes a 1200 m2 bioretention system, 2.5 ML storage pond, and a series of smaller wetlands and swales integrated into the golf course.

We worked with McGregor Coxall on both of these projects, who provided landscape design services and helped ensure a successful outcome in both cases.

There is more information about the Local Government Environment awards here: http://www.lgnsw.org.au/events-training/local-government-environment-awards


Some more related blogs:
Saturated zones – a success story (October 2014)
A review of urban water quality management infrastructure in Canberra (November 2014)
Sydney Park $10M urban water project and park upgrade (December 2014)
Parramatta River Catchment Group launches the Our Living River campaign (December 2014)
Alluvium developing Sydney Water’s WSUD policy (December 2014)
Maluga Ponds water quality improvement works (February 2015)

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