Bayside Carparks WSUD initiatives

Bayside Carparks WSUD initiatives

When investigating the opportunities for the introduction of WSUD practices in the re-development of a number of foreshore carparks, Bayside City Council engaged our practice in collaboration with Stormywater Solutions for the re-design of a number of key sites.
Bayside Carparks WSUD initiatives
Client
Bayside City Council
Location
Sandringham & Black Rock , VIC
Size 
Various
Consultancy Type
Lead – small multi-disciplinary team
Achievement
First WSUD carparks in Bayside
Macarthur Memorial Park

Macarthur Memorial Park

Working closely with Stormy Water Solutions, Travers Bushfire Ecology and WS&P engineers, the proposal considers existing historical dams, WSUD elements, retarding basin flood storage and water quality management issues within the site whilst adhering to strict requirements for watercourses from the Office of Water NSW. Whilst minor swales direct run-offs to existing and new wetlands, the challenge lays in minimisation of disturbance to the existing dams and minimisation of new wetland footprint to ensure maximal use of the land for burial with particular emphasis of safe and aesthetic integration of all WSUD and retarding elements into the landscape.

Macarthur Memorial Park

Client
Catholic Metropolitan Cemetery Trust

Location
Campbelltown, NSW

Size 
113 Ha

Consultancy Type
Type Lead- Large multi-disciplinary team

Achievement
Largest greenfield cemetery project in NSW

Thomastown East Reserve, wetland retrofit

Thomastown East Reserve, wetland retrofit

With the assistance of sub-consultants Ecological Engineering Pty Ltd and in consultation with Melbourne Water, Laycock and Jaquet devised a design that retrofitted a portion of the neighbouring Thomastown East estate with WSUD elements aimed at water conservation design and improvement of water quality. In order to do this, the site was graded to maximise the use of rainwater by directing available runoffs to grass and garden beds. All paths were flanked on the upper side by swales filled with gravel and agricultural drains to redirect the runoffs to adjacent revegetation areas.

All available stormwater from the estate’s hard surfaces was captured in a new wetland on an old quarry site. Careful consideration was given to the sizing of the wetland to reflect the relatively small water catchment and thus minimising algal bloom and mosquito breeding. The wetland provides both flood management and essential treatment of urban water contaminants before being discharged into Darebin Creek.

This project demonstrates that both retrofitting WSUD elements and treating small catchments are well worth tackling and, if sized correctly and designed well, modest wetlands can have a marked and positive impact on the environment and the community.

Thomastown East Reserve, wetland retrofit

Client
Whittlesea City Council

Location
Thomastown , VIC

Size 
600m2

Consultancy Type Lead

Achievement
Largest greenfield cemetery project in NSW

Wallacia Memorial Park

Wallacia Memorial Park

Working closely with Stormy Water Solutions, Travers Bushfire Ecology and WS&P engineers, the proposal considers WSUD elements, retarding basin flood storage and water quality management issues within the site whilst adhering to strict requirements for watercourses from the Office of Water NSW. Whilst minor swales direct run-offs to existing and new wetlands, the challenge lays in minimisation of their footprint to ensure maximal use of the land for burial with particular emphasis of safe and aesthetic integration of all WSUD and retarding elements into the landscape.
Wallacia Memorial Park
Client
Catholic Metropolitan Cemetery Trust
Location
Penrith area, NSW

Size 
21.5 Ha

Consultancy Type
Lead- Large multi-disciplinary team
Edendale Northern Memorial Park

Edendale Northern Memorial Park

With the decision to drain an existing unsightly water storage pond, the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust determined to develop the area for prestige semi-monumental lawn graves and incorporate a creek system.
We saw an opportunity for the first WSUD project to be implemented in accordance with our previous Stormwater management Strategy in this large cemetery. (refer Fawkner Cemetery Masterplan, the first cemetery Stormwater Management Plan in Victoria).

The project included enhancing views to an existing creek, the development of a new ephemeral creek and the layout out of ornamental (not just functional) garden beds and burial plots. The ephemeral creek was designed to retain small water bodies along its route that would act as the end filtration device for storm water run-offs emanating for the future Northern Memorial Park extension.
Vehicular and pedestrian bridges were designed and located to provide effective connections to existing roads and paths while promoting views across the various water elements.

This is the most popular area in NMP, a claim we are proud of and attribute to the aesthetics.
Edendale Northern Memorial Park
Client
GMCT
Location
Fawkner, VIC
Size 
2.5Ha
Consultancy Type
Lead- Small multi-disciplinary
Achievement
First WSUD project implemented at Fawkner Cemetery