DesignFlow

Public Domain WSUD
Campus 2010 - University of Sydney, NSW
Client: University of Sydney
A stormwater treatment and reuse strategy is integral with a major campus redevelopment of Sydney University. Working closely with Taylor Cullity Lethlean Landscape Architects the project includes several bioretention and wetland systems as well as a water reuse system in the Darlington Campus. The project has won a Merit Design Award, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Vic) 2007. DesignFlow currently provide construction supervision and advice on the WSUD systems.
 
Campus 2010 - University of Sydney, New South Wales  

 
Southport Broadwater Parkland Redevelopment, QLD
Client: Gold Coast City Council
A $32M project for the redevelopment of the parkland represents a major open space asset for Gold Coast City Council. A key design principle is sustainability and water initiatives providing both functional and landscape outcomes. The design of the parkland reduces water consumption by 90% and creates stormwater management systems as landscape elements. DesignFlow has been working as a sub-consultant to EDAW to deliver the sustainable water initiatives for the parkland and integrating these elements in the landscape.
 
Southport Broadwater Parkland Redevelopment, Queensland  

 
Jellicoe Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Client: Waterfront Auckland
DesignFlow developed a WSUD strategy and designs for stormwater treatment and public enjoyment along the premier waterfront boulevard and park in Auckland's Harbour precinct. The project involved using constructed wetlands as a linkage between terrestrial and marine environments. In addition raingardens are used along the boulevard to create generous green spaces that help to reclaim the former industrial area for pedestrians. The project was led by Taylor Cullity Lethlean in partnership with Wraight and Associates and was completed for the 2011 Rugby Wold Cup.
 
 

 
Coffin Bay, SA
Client: District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
Following on from a strategy to mitigate stormwater coastal outfalls across Eyre Peninsula the DesignFlow developed, we designed a raingarden as part of an upgrade of the main foreshore area in Coffin Bay. The raingarden treats stormwater from the adjacent streets and business area before flows discharge at the town's main swimming beach. Local limestone was used for the retaining walls and for erosion protection. 

 
Harbour Esplanade, Victoria  

 
Gold Coast Parklands and Commonwealth Games Village, Queensland
Client: DEEDI
The Gold Coast Parklands is being transformed over the next decade into a health, knowledge and residential precinct that for the Commonwealth Games will host the athletes village. The central component will be a large multile use parklad precinct within the soon to be decommissioned harness track. DesignFlow in collaborationwith Lat27 are developing the masterplan and concept for the the parkland which includes rehabilitation of an existing lake, a series of wetlands and comporary drainage and flood management within passive and active recreations spaces.
 

 
Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens, QLD
Client: Gold Coast City Council
In collaboration with DBI Landscape and KN Group Consulting Engineers, DesignFlow has developed a detailed design for the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens that delivers a science-based and adaptive solution for a highly degraded urban lake in the public realm. The design provides a safer and more enjoyable system with great opportunity for interpretation and education through the botanic and water features offered though the design.
 

 
Victoria Square Master Plan, Adelaide, SA
Client: City of Adelaide
DesignFlow were responsible for ensuring WSUD was integrated within the major redevelopment of Adelaide's premier Square in the heart of the city. Stormwater treatment and harvesting to irrigate the Square and provide for water features is combined with areas of the Square dedicated to community involvement include vegetable gardens, worm farms and educational initiatives associated with SA Water's discovery centre.
 
Stormwater treatment and harvesting takes advantage of heart of the Square being set down compared to the perimeter roads for acoustic purposes, thus enabling stormwater from existing drains to be diverted into a combination of wetlands and biofilters for treatment and harvesting.
 
 

 
Lonsdale Street Redevelopment, Dandenong, VIC
Client: VicUrban
DesignFlow developed a WSUD strategy for the major revitilisation of the main road through Dandenong. Working with Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the project involves raingardens within the road medians that accommodate the safety requirements of the major road and a harvesting scheme for treated water that will supply the irrigation needs of the vegetated areas of the road. Bioretention street tee pits are also used along the pedestrian pathways.
 
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Maribyrnong Park Integrated Treatment, VIC
Client: Moonee Valley City Council
An existing ornamental lake was redesigned to function as a combined bioretention/wetland system which treats local stormwater in a high profile urban park. Embracing the heritage listed band rotunda and the existing bluestone perimeter to the lake, the design provides a cost effective solution which enhances the amenity of the park whilst helping Council to meet their water management targets. Biodiversity is encouraged through a diverse palette of plants within the two bioretention cells and the hydraulically connected wetland. Located adjacent to a busy playground and riverside eatery, the Maribyrnong Park system draws the community in to interact with the feature through a mix of formal and informal paths.
 

 
South Dudley Wetland, Wonthaggi, VIC
Client: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
DesignFlow in collaboration with OCULUS developed the concept design for a wetland system on public land adjacent to the Wonthaggi drain that will treat stormwater runoff from the Wonthaggi Township. Concept design development involved extensive stakeholder consultation and comprehensive site and catchment assessment. The evaluation of stormwater treatment options considered stormwater treatment performance, landscape opportunities for each treatment option, opportunities to integrate habitat diversity with the functional elements of the landscape design, local flooding issues, fire management, capital and ongoing costs.
 

 
Blackwell Street Catchment Stormwater Management, QLD
Client: Logan City Council
DesignFlow developed concept and detail designs for an integrated approach to stormwater management for the Blackwell Street catchment, including wetlands and biofiltration cells, at two detention basin sites. The design needed to consider the functioning of the wetlands and biofilters during normal flows and flood events, and their interaction with the detention basins. Recreational opportunities were also developed considering paths, viewing areas and recreational nodes. The outcomes include improved flood performance, water quality improvements, landscape linkages and improved aesthetic and recreational opportunities. The works are due to be tendered shortly.
 
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Eastern Valley Way Wetland, ACT
Client: ACT Government
DesignFlow are designing a novel wetland integrated into an inlet to Lake Ginninderra in conjunction with Oxigen landscape architects. The system is proposed to revitalise a degrade inlet and to enhance the urban nature of the landscape upgrade that includes a skate park and renewed public realm. The wetlands, adjacent to a high school, will involve educational opportunities as well as being complementary to the hard edge nature of the landscape design, yet being considered as part of the lake.
 
The wetlands form part of a catchment-wide approach to delivering best practice stormwater treatment to protect the water quality within the lake itself.
 

 
Glenmay Wetland
Client: Moreton Bay Regional Council
Council are embarking on a roll out of a number of stormwater management initiatives across the city over the coming years. The first of these is a wetland at Glenmay Court. DesignFlow updated a conceptual design for the site which was found to be unfeasible and then completed detailed design of the wetland. The wetland will treat stormwater from a small urban catchment, improve local degraded landscape, connect the community with the wetland and water through passive education and provide Council with a 'wetland test case' for future wetlands. DesignFlow undertook the design of the wetland in a collaborative relationship with Council to allow Council stakeholders to build capacity for design of future wetlands.