Water Sensitive SA

PIA | Green infrastructure & water sensitive urban design

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PIA | Green infrastructure & water sensitive urban design

Compliance with the draft Planning & Design Code

This course will be held over two sessions:

  • Part 1 – Thursday 16 April – 1.30pm – 4.45pm
  • Part 2 – Thursday 23 April – 1.30pm – 4.45pm

* Please ensure you put both dates in your calendar

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.

Part 1 – Thursday 16 April

Introduction to water sensitive urban design and green infrastructure – for small-scale development

  • Overview of the course content
  • The benefits of green infrastructure and WSUD
  • WSUD principles
  • Urbanisation and changes in water cycle (plus typologies comparison)
  • Address multiple performance objectives

WSUD and green infrastructure solutions and when to apply them

  • Rainwater harvesting and use, including deemed to satisfy solutions
  • Greywater systems
  • Permeable and porous paving
  • Infiltration systems, including deemed-to-satisfy solutions
  • Vegetated swales and buffer strips
  • Raingardens
  • Green roofs and walls

Part 2 – Thursday 23 April

Case studies

  • 100m2 house
  • Crayon house
  • Christie Walk townhouses/apartments
  • St Bernards Road townhouses
  • Commercial developments (various)

Alternative designs for urban infill – what could the future look like?

  • Single dwellings, North Melbourne house
  • Group dwellings, e.g. 1 allotment into 3
  • Combined townhouse and apartments

Self-certification with InSite Water Tool

  • Guidelines for stormwater management for small-scale development and how to apply them
  • 1 allotment into 3 detached dwellings
  • Row townhouses
  • Commercial development
Learning resources
  • PDF handout presentation slide
  • InSite Water online stormwater assessment tool for small scale development
  • PDF files of a suite of Guidelines for stormwater management for small-scale development
  • Virtual site visits including small-scale raingarden construction, infiltration systems in operation, green roofs

Learning exercises and assessment methods

    • Questionnaire
Session presenter

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.
Event details

Date & time
Part 1 – Thursday 16 April 2020, 1.30pm – 4.45pm
Part 2 – Thursday 23 April 2020, 1.30pm – 4.45pm

Online livestream delivery via your computer

You can actively participate in this session through the live chatroom and ask questions at any time.
After the event you will have exclusive access to an on-demand recording.
Log-in details and instructions will be sent to you by email prior to the event.
All you need is a computer and a reliable Internet connection. We also recommend headphones with a microphone.

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Venue

Online livestream delivery
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Dates: 16 & 23 April 2020

Start:
16 April - 1:30pm
End:
16 April - 4:45pm
Venue:
Online livestream delivery