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Green Roofs, Walls and Facades Technical Guidelines

Inner West Council have just released this great resource Green Roofs, Walls and Facades Technical Guidelines. The Guidelines provide technical advice to support the installation of green roofs, walls and facades. Inner West Council hopes they will increase the uptake of vertical greening in the LGA to improve liveability and resilience, by providing practical information […]

Hunter Water Price Determination from IPART

IPART has just released the Draft Report and Draft Determination of the maximum prices that the Hunter Water Corporation can charge, for water, wastewater, stormwater and other services from 1 July 2020. IPART is seeking stakeholder feedback on its draft decisions. Stakeholder submissions can be made on their website and are due by 9 April […]

Angus Creek Stormwater Harvesting Scheme

The Blacktown International Sportspark, in Sydney’s west is an elite international sporting facility, which requires substantial volumes of water for irrigation. The Angus Creek stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme extracts excess stormwater flows from Angus Creek and harvests stormwater runoff from the Sportspark’s hard surfaces, to irrigate the Sportspark and neighbouring reserves. This supplies up […]

Meet the Committee – Kristy Good

I am an Environmental scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in environmental planning and waterway management. I consider myself to be a leader, collaborator, influencer and strategic thinker and aim to achieve good environmental, community, and economic outcomes in all projects I am involved with. I am currently working with Blacktown City Council as […]

Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures

Stormwater NSW is pleased to announce the publication of these Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures. These Guidlines will assist owners and operators of stormwater treatment infrastructure to inspect, identify issues and identify maintenance responses. These Guidelines are released in conjunction with a training program across Australia. For more information please contact admin@stormwaternsw.asn.au. […]

CSIRO Research into Sources of Marine Debris

The CSIRO has carried out research on the sources of marine debris (all anthropogenic litter). Litter loads in watercourses have been identified as high and stormwater has been highlighted as a key mechanism for transporting litter from land to ocean. Vitally stormwater treatment is seen as a key intervention to capture litter (second to prevention). […]

NSW Guidelines for Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures (draft)

At this year’s Stormwater 2018 National Conference the highly anticipated and long awaited NSW Guidelines for Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures (draft) was launched. As part of this launch, Murray Powell from Optimal Stormwater/Stormwater NSW held a full day workshop outlining the Guidelines content, and how this document will assist maintenance managers, cleaning contractors and […]

A Stormwater Discount for Sydney Water Customers

As part of the 2016-2020 review of Sydney Water’s prices, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) introduced a new low impact charge for stand-alone, residential stormwater properties. This new charge seeks to reward customers who have made significant investment in reducing their stormwater impact. The charge came into effect on 1 July 2017 and is […]

Successful Stormwater NSW Submission Should Mean Millions to the Industry!

Stormwater NSW has convinced the NSW Independent Pricing and Remuneration Tribunal (IPART) that stormwater quality treatment devices should be considered ‘essential’ when it comes to allocating developer levies in growth centres. This should lead to millions of dollars worth of extra investment in stormwater quality improvement devices in NSW alone. IPART is the NSW Tribunal […]