DesignFlow

Regional Integrated Water Management Strategies
Kingston Stormwater Treatment and Harvesting Prioritisation Project, VIC
Client: City of Kingston
This project involved developing a strategic and practical plan for achieving Council's bold integrated water management targets. A broad range of small and large scale opportunities were identified and prioritised based on a cost and benefits assessment. User friendly maps were used to clearly show aspects of the prioritisation plan including the location of current and future infrastructure and catchment areas. This project won the 2013 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Asset Management Award and the 2013 Stormwater Victoria Strategy Excellence Award.
 
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Bass Coast Integrated Water Management Plan, VIC
Client: Bass Coast Shire Council
A strategy for improving integrated water management within Bass Coast was developed in close collaboration with Council. The strategy identifies realistic and measurable targets for Council, plus practical actions for achieving improved community and environmental outcomes. A focus of the strategy is putting in place quality assurance measures to ensure Council's stormwater treatment assets are robust and cost effective to maintain.
 
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Boroondara Integrated Water Management Strategy, VIC
Client: City of Boroondara
As an established municipality with limited scope for greenfield development, Boroondara has a number of challenges to implement future water management to mitigate the impacts of urbanisation. With competing interests for open space and the majority of historic drainage lines confined to deep pipes; opportunities to implement stormwater treatment must be strategic and well-targeted to optimise benefits. Extensive catchment mapping and analysis was undertaken to initially develop Council's water and pollutant balance and to identify a suite of large scale opportunities across the municipality. Targets were set and recommendations for meeting these targets made based on financial contributions and realistic timeframes. Workshops with Council staff were used to ensure findings and recommendations were relevant and useful to all Council staff. Project findings were provided to Council in a report, stylised spread sheets and GIS layers.
 

 
Hume Integrated Water Management Strategy, VIC
Client: Hume City Council
The municipality of Hume is experiencing sustained urban growth with corresponding pressures on the environment through increased urban stormwater runoff and demands on potable supplies. DesignFlow developed an Integrated Water Management Strategy to respond to these development pressures and support a path towards improved water management. Extensive catchment mapping and analysis was undertaken to develop the water and pollutant balance which quantified current impacts and estimated future impacts based on a range of scenarios and assumptions. The model included potable and non-potable water use and wastewater discharge as well as rainfall runoff. Stormwater volumes and pollutant loads were determined for a range of land uses and surface types. A suite of large scale retrofit opportunities were identified across the municipality as well as areas expected to be captured under requirements of the Victorian Planning Provisions. Targets were set and recommendations for meeting these targets made based on financial contributions and realistic timeframes. Project findings were provided to Council in a report, stylised spread sheets and GIS layers.