The 2015 winners for Stormwater WA's Award for Excellence are:
Excellence in Research and Innovation
Department of Parks and Wildlife, City of Canning & SERCUL
The Wharf Street Wetland and Civic Parklands treat stormwater and enhance amenity and habitat adjacent to the Canning River. The project incorporates surface and subsurface flow wetlands and has been rigorously monitored and evaluated since 2009. Evaluation outcomes and project learnings have made the wetland a valuable demonstration site.
Peter Adkins, Helen Brookes & Jennifer Stritzke
Excellence in Policy or Education
New WAter Ways
The aim of New WAter Ways is to build the water sensitive urban design capacity of Government and industry to improve the delivery of urban water management and water sensitive cities. Its activities aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of people and organisations to facilitate improved on-ground outcomes.
Shelley Shepherd, Mark Batty, Rebecca Epworth & Jennifer Stritzke
Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
AECOM for the PRISM Alliance and DS Agencies
The Perth Stadium project involves a couple of related projects being undertaken at the same time. One of these involves an innovative stormwater system. AECOM says their solutions will be cheaper than conventional solutions, faster to build and more sustainable. This approach involves a modular tank infiltration system which means the surface waters come up to a shallow trench. It is only 150mm deep and it’s filled with ballast stone so the void space between the stone is quite large and allows water to pass through to a sand layer that surrounds the modular tank. The tanks are wrapped in a geotextile fabric which is just like a standard woven material that allows water to pass, but nothing else. The sand layer acts as your filter for all the nutrients and hydrocarbons and allows the clean water to pass through and then infiltrate into the underlying soil structures. The system is up to 40% cheaper than conventional systems in supplies and construction.
Michael Tay, Helen Brookes, Owen Richards & Simon Wallis
Winners are grinners!
Owen Richards carved up the lawn bowls with this awesome bowl prior to learning about his big win!