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InSite Water Tool – compliance with the P&D Code

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InSite Water Tool – compliance with the P&D Code

InSite Water Tool

Stormwater management for small-scale developments

The InSite Water online tool for small-scale developments has been developed to assesses the performance of a range of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) elements of a development against the criteria in the Planning and Design Code and typical Council engineering requirements to:

  • increase the efficiency of development application and approval processes, and
  • achieve better outcomes for flood risk, stormwater quality, amenity and microclimate (where possible).

The InSite Water online tool assesses whether a proposed development is able to meet stormwater runoff pollutant load reduction performance criteria, maintain critical maximum stormwater discharge peak flow rates and manage runoff volumes. A certificate of compliance can be generated for each development modelled within the tool, for third party certification. WSUD elements that can be modelled by the tool include onsite detention (OSD), retention systems, combined OSD and retention systems, raingardens, swales, infiltration systems in a range of soil types, permeable paving and green roofs.

  • Performance-based stormwater polices within the Planning and Design Code (Phase 3)
  • Introduction to InSite Water – stormwater assessment tool for small-scale development
  • Case studies for comment development types and worked examples using InSite Water
  • Self-certification
  • Q&A about the InSite Water Tool

This online training session is free to all participants.

More information about the InSite Water Tool is available here.

Trainer’s biography

Ian Adams BEng(env) MIEAust GSAP
Director – Organica Engineering

Ian is a practicing Environmental Engineer and an experienced public speaker, workshop facilitator and trainer, regularly providing training at the highest levels in government and the building industry.  He is a certified assessor and trainer for the Green Building Council of Australia, regularly lectures at RMIT and Melbourne Universities on sustainable design and city infrastructure.

Ian has been instrumental in developing industry toolkits such as InSite Water, Green Star, and BESS and he has an in-depth knowledge of how to implement WSUD and sustainable design in buildings.

He has worked as Sustainability Coordinator for Frasers (Australand) guiding their implementation of ESD and WSUD into over 1,000 housing, industrial, commercial and apartment buildings. Ian has also worked as a planning sustainability referrals officer at Knox Council in Victoria, and he has assisted many metropolitan Councils with establishing their sustainability in planning and capital words programs.


Online delivery via your computer (Zoom)
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08 June - 11:30am
08 June - 1:30pm
Online delivery via your computer (Zoom)

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.