The draft Planning & Design Code (the Code) proposes a suite of performance objectives and deemed-to-satisfy solutions to contribute to urban green cover and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) targets within the state planning strategy. This course will introduce participants to a range of WSUD principles and practices including: Rainwater harvesting and use; permeable and porous paving; infiltration systems; vegetated swales and buffer strips; raingardens; and green roofs and walls. When applied individually, or in combination, these WSUD principles and practices can meet the performance-based policy objectives in the Code. Learning resources will include case studies, self-assessment tools and guidelines
Water Sensitive SA Program Manager, Mellissa Bradley, is running this hands-on session, focusing on the following learning outcomes:
- An awareness of the benefits of green infrastructure and WSUD
- An understanding of green infrastructure and WSUD solutions that meet the performance objectives and deemed-to-satisfy solutions within the draft Code
- An ability to apply the Insite Water (self-certification) online stormwater assessment tool for small-scale residential and commercial developments.