Water Sensitive SA

Designing streetscape biofiltration raingardens

Loading Events

Designing streetscape biofiltration raingardens

This course offers practitioners knowledge and skills to plan and design streetscale biofiltration raingardens to ensure long-term success, including selection and placement of vegetation. It includes biofiltration raingardens site visits in the Cities of Marion and Mitcham.

DownloadDownload program

Training goal/purpose

To enable the design of streetscape biofiltration raingardens to meet multiple objectives including pollutant removal, ecological function, safety, cost effective asset management, and integration within streetscapes.

Target audience

Local government, consulting design engineers and landscape architects with the aim to develop new skills to ensure streetscape biofiltration raingarden designs achieve the required water quality treatment outcomes and integrate well with public spaces/streetscapes.

Learning objective

An understanding of:

  • biofiltration raingarden functional components, including vegetation
  • filter medium specifications
  • inlet and outlet structures
  • opportunities for biofiltration raingardens to provide amenity
  • landscape value and streetscape design integration
  • designing for cost- effective maintenance.

Core competencies attained

An understanding of:

  • fundamentals of a biofiltration raingarden, design considerations and construction aspects that affect performance expectations
  • key components of the biofiltration raingarden system and placement within the streetscape
  • functionality of vegetation and biofilter medium to improve water quality and manage urban stormwater
  • the relationship between design, routine maintenance and cost- effective asset management.


9:30am – 4:30pm, Thursday 30 May 2024

9:15am – registration
9:30am – training commences

Thursday 30 May 2024
9:15am – registration
9:30am – training commences
4:30pm – training concludes
(refer to program for more details)


Club Marion
Hills View East Function Room
262 Sturt Road, Marion


$350 + GST and booking fee – Water Sensitive SA Partners, Stormwater SA members, AILA members
$550 + GST and booking fee – Non-partners

Your trainer

Dr Dale Browne, Senior Enviornmental Engineer, E2Designlab

Dr Dale Browne, Senior Associate Environmental Engineer, E2Designlab

Dale is an Environmental Engineer with over 15 years professional experience in water sensitive urban design and integrated water cycle management. He has practical experience in the project management, design, delivery and maintenance of water sensitive urban design interventions including wetlands, rain gardens and stormwater harvesting locally and internationally.

Dale has helped shape policy and industry guidance for stormwater management and water sensitive urban design throughout Australia. He has led or been involved in numerous guidelines and training events for industry on the planning, design, modelling and maintenance of WSUD assets including raingardens.

Dale has specialist experience in WSUD modelling including translation of research, development of tools and models, model application as well as guidelines and training.


Club Marion
262 Sturt Road
+ Google Map
Register Now

Registration: 9:15am

May 30 @ 9:30 am
May 30 @ 4:30 pm
Club Marion
262 Sturt Road

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.