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
- Green roofs and walls
Part 2 – Thursday 23 April
- 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
- 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
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.
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.