October 19, 2023 all-day
The Ponds Community Hub
45 Riverbank Dr
The Ponds NSW 2769

Come and join Blacktown City Council as they share with the industry, information about a large scale bioretention system validation and optimising project they are undertaking. This is a collaborative project involving Blacktown Council, the NSW Government through the Accelerated Infrastructure grant, Ocean Protect and ALS Global. With a view to forming a collaborative partnership, we are in discussions with Western Sydney University to explore the significant multidisciplinary research opportunities created by the project and Western Sydney University.

This monitoring project is possibly the largest of its kind in Australia and will provide an unprecedented level of rigour to the monitoring of various aspects of a bioretention system over a 5-year period including the water quality performance of:

  • 6 different filter media types,
  • 3 different inlet types,
  • grass vs vegetated systems.

The monitoring project will also monitor other components including:

  • performance (water quality and waste removal) of 2 gross pollution traps
  • effectiveness of saturation zones
  • vegetation condition and maintenance requirements
  • benefits of these systems to combat urban heat.

Who would benefit from attending:

  • Practitioners from Local & State Government
  • Consultancy involved in design of bioretention systems and setting policy standards

This session will include a mix of presentations about the project from Blacktown City Council and Ocean Protect. The event will include a visit to the monitoring site where you will be able to see it in action. We have organised for transport to / from Blacktown train station and Tallawong metro stations for those who register they need it.

To register for this event please complete this registration form.  If you have any troubles registering please call Kristy Good on 02 9839 6907 or email kristy.good@blacktown.nsw.gov.au