2022 @ Dockside Darling Harbour
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm
Operations and Maintenance Manual Training @ Canada Bay Club, 4 William St, Five Dock NSW 2046
May 24 all-day

Workshop Overview


This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW.

This workshop focuses on the new Operations and Maintenance Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that have become the industry standard and reference document for the maintenance of stormwater assets.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck

A copy of the Guidelines must be purchased for all attendees. Organisations registering multiple delegates are only required to purchase a single copy of the manual. 

Spaces are limited. Should you have any questions please contact GEMS Event Management Australia on +61 2 9744 5252 or email

Awards of Excellence Webinar @ Webinar - Zoom
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Awards of Excellence Webinar @ Webinar - Zoom

Awards of Excellence Webinar – Showcasing the winners from 2021

This may give you the inspiration to submit a project in this years Awards of Excellence round.

This webinar showcases the work of our leading practitioners who are the winners of 2021 Stormwater NSW Excellence Awards. The attendees will have the opportunity to listen to presentations on these cutting-edge projects. This will inspire you either to start a smart contemporary project or start to think about preparing your submission for the 2022 awards that will be opening shortly.

The presentations will include:

• Johnstons Creek Naturalisation, the 2021 winner of Excellence in Asset Management by Sydney Water, Diona & Thompson Berrill Landscape Design, presented by Jordan Mulhearn.

• Blacktown’s Community Stormwater Education Program, the 2021 winner of Excellence in Policy or Education by Blacktown City Council, presented by Andrew Bridle and Julie Redhi.

• Manly – Safe and Beautiful once again, the 2021 winner of Excellence in Infrastructure by Northern Beaches Council & Optimal Stormwater, presented by Emerald Cuthbertson.

• Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement and Stormwater Harvesting Scheme, the 2021 winner of Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design by Georges River Council, NSW Government, Australian Government, Alluvium & Civil Constructions, presented by Lucie Bright.

• BOM the Builder: A Free Online Meteorological Template Generator, the 2021 winner of Excellence in Research & Innovation by Cleanstormwater, presented by Mircea Stancu.

• Integrating Recycled Water and Stormwater in the Mamre Road Precinct: A Template for Australia’s Largest Water Sensitive City, the 2021 winner of Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning by Sydney Water, presented by Phil Birtles.

AR&R Workshop @ Canada Bay Club
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
AR&R Workshop @ Canada Bay Club | Five Dock | New South Wales | Australia

Registration is open

Presenters: Mark Babister & Monique Retallick

Overview of ARR 2019

  • Rainfall Design Input

Attendees will increase their knowledge of the different rainfall-related design inputs in Australian Rainfall and Runoff, including Intensity Frequency Duration (IFD), temporal patterns, spatial patterns, and tips and tricks for their application.

  • Hydrologic modelling applications

This covers the different types of hydrologic models used to represent the runoff generation and runoff routing phases of the flood formation process.

  • Urban Approaches

Overview of the natural hydrologic cycle resulting from urbanisation and how these changes impact design flood estimation in urban environments. Covers urban flood modeling with examples of brownfields and Greenfields focusing drainage designs.


Note: The participants have to bring their own laptops.



Operations and Maintenance Manual Training @ Canada Bay Club
Nov 24 all-day
franc.2023 @ Novotel Brighton Beach
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
franc.2023 @ Novotel Brighton Beach | Brighton-Le-Sands | New South Wales | Australia


It has been confirmed, franc.2023 is happening!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday 28th and Wednesday, 29th March 2023 at Novotel Brighton Beach.

Call for Presentations will be opening soon, followed by registration – stay tuned!