Site Tour – Bioretention Monitoring Project in Blacktown City Council @ The Ponds Community Hub
Oct 19 all-day

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

Operations and Maintenance Manual Training @ Canada Bay Club
Nov 8 all-day
Operations and Maintenance Manual Training @ Canada Bay Club | Five Dock | New South Wales | Australia

Stormwater NSW is pleased to announce the next Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop will be held at the Canada Bay Club in Five Dock on Wednesday, 8th November, 2023.

This full day workshop covers all aspects of Operations and Maintenance for all types of stormwater treatment measures. These Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, have become the industry standard and reference document for the maintenance of stormwater assets across the country.

The 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.

Register Here to secure your spot!

Registration Fees

Member Registration with Manual – $595.00
Member Registration Only (2nd person) $495.00
Non Member Registration with Manual – $795.00
Non Member Registration Only (2nd person) – $695.00
Please note:  Registration Fees including Full Day Catering
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Canada Bay Club, 4 William Street, Five Dock
Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater
End of Year Networking Drinks @ Forrester's
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Stormwater NSW is excited to announce our End of Year Drinks for 2023.This is a great opportunity to able to get all the stormies together, and the committee are looking forward to catching up with you all.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the year that’s been and ideas for the year ahead.

Date: Wednesday, 16th November

Time: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Location: Forrester’s, Surry Hills

336 Riley St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cost: Members: free, Non-Members $35.00.

Registration includes one complimentary drink and nibbles.

Final day to RSVP: Monday, 13th November 2023

To register, please click here 

Showcase of Excellence Site Tour
Dec 1 all-day

Join us for a Showcase of Excellence Site Tour.

More details coming soon.

franc.sydney 2024 @ CommBank Stadium
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm

Future-focused, Resilient, Adaptive and Networked Communities

franc.sydney 2024 is powered by Stormwater NSW and will be held at Commbank Stadium, Sydney on Wednesday, 17, and Thursday, 18 April 2024. The theme for the 2024 Conference is:  Charting the Future from Past Lessons

The theme for franc.sydney 2024 is: Charting the Future from Past Lessons

franc.sydney 2024 will build on the success of the previous franc. Sydney conferences and continue to create a place where industry professionals, community members and key stakeholders can come together to collaborate, share knowledge, network and learn together. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to connect, discover and upskill, whilst contributing to the collective knowledge of our industry via our unique participatory knowledge-sharing format.

This conference will help build a community who will challenge the norms of urban water management and work together to change the way the stormwater industry operates to become more future-focused, resilient, adaptive, and connected.

The FRANC community needs to include professionals, scientists, academics, researchers, and advocates that recognise the need for change, and the need to put the long-term prosperity of the health of our waterways, emissions, and sustainable development above short-term political and financial interests. Most importantly, we bring these people together to help us all speak with one voice.

And it all begins by having ‘franc’ discussions.  We look forward to your participation at franc.sydney 2024.

Please visit our franc.sydney 2024 website for more information !