The Collingwood Children’s Farm (The Farm or CCF) engaged Alluvium to undertake a Surface/ Stormwater Management Strategy and harvesting opportunities assessment to plan for the management of water on the site to address both existing issues, and those that may arise from future planned works within the site.

The investigation included an analysis of the various potential harvesting catchments (buildings), and supply and demand modelling. The assessment looked at a variety of harvesting options so the Farm could make informed and strategic decisions about their future water management, including increasing rainwater capture for different potential onsite uses, and improving drainage and water treatments.

The assessment avoided traditional hard infrastructure solutions where necessary. These would not fit into the aesthetics of the farm would be more costly.