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While Perth’s climate has been getting drier, its citizens maintain a commitment to green lawns and a resistance to water restrictions. This article traces the historical origins of this desire for "lawnscapes".
This guide provides critical information on how to design, operate and maintain these green wall and façade systems to maximise their water treatment benefits to ultimately increase the sustainability and liveability of cities.
Naturalising the deteriorated sections of the concrete river banks along the Cooks River.
The $4.9 million naturalisation of 1.1km of riverbank along the Cooks River in Sydney involved demolishing and replacing steep, deteriorated concrete panels from the 1930s and 1940s with more gently sloped...
Application of water sensitive urban design strategies to provide retention, ltration, litter management and bio- retention outcomes, as well as improvements to local amenity.
The Kings Square development in Perth’s central business district is part of Perth City Link – an urban renewal project...
Urban parklands can be upgraded to be multifunctional water treatment and flood management assets.
Built in 2001, the Kunshan Forest Park is a National Urban Wetland Park covering an area of 166 hectares in the northwest of Kunshan city in Jiangsu province, China. The...
Delivery of sustainable irrigation using harvested stormwater and wicking bed technology to achieve green and resilient turf open space within the new Gladstone East Shores Precinct.
The Gladstone East Shores Precinct is a major new recreational hub for the City of Gladstone located on...
Strategically implementing storage and permeable surfaces to mitigate flood risks.
The Elizabeth Street Catchment Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Plan aims to mitigate the extreme flood risks present in the 308-hectare Elizabeth Street Catchment. The plan includes a suite of targets, projects and initiatives...
Streetscape raingardens and stormwater infiltration wells, retrofitted into Randolph Avenue, South Australia.
The Randolph Avenue streetscape upgrade converts an underutilised space into a softer, more environmentally friendly area through the inclusion of raingardens. It improves local amenities, and achieves stormwater quality objectives. This project...
Restoration of the Small Creek concrete channel to a more natural waterway, co-designed with the community.
Transformation of 1.6km of existing concrete channel into a natural waterway. The channel is located in a heavily urbanised catchment and works will take place over five years...