New South Wales


Nattai-Cattai

Urban runoff and stormwater influencing nutrient loads and weed growth; loss of fish species; optimising urban water supply as well as environmental flows.

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Living Murray icon sites

Integration of hydrologic, hydraulic and ecological response models to support adaptive management. The first icon site considered will be Hattah Lakes.

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The River Murray

eWater CRC is working in partnership with some of Australia’s key river management agencies to develop the next generation of river system operations tool. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is trialling the operational mode of Source to support operation decisions in the River Murray System. 

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The Namoi River

Whilst it is relatively early days, the results from the Namoi trial of the groundwater module in Source are very promising. They clearly indicate that Source can take explicit account of the influence of groundwater processes - a first for any river model. 

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 Ashgrove Residential Estate

This development of a large area of former industrial land features an award-winning stormwater management plan that successfully addresses significant constraints in relation to the stormwater system.

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Exfiltration Stormwater Treatment

Storm Consulting has developed the award-winning ‘Exfiltration Stormwater Treatment System’, an advanced stormwater treatment system where the stormwater goes through a pipe wall, then leaks out through another filter to a sand filter. The stormwater system has been applied in many locations including Ashgrove Residential Estate, Kiama CBD project at Hindmarsh Park and Kinross Business Park which is an industrial estate in Newcastle, New South Wales.

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Wollongong City Council

Wollongong City Council uses music when assessing Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) development applications (DAs). Some developments have more than 20 dwellings and occupy at least 5000 sqm.

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Orange City Council

Faced with continuing dry conditions over many years and the uncertainty of future rainfalls, Orange City Council has broken new ground in the harvesting of stormwater for urban use. The Council’s stormwater harvesting scheme, which kicked off in 2008, is already giving residents access to significantly more water every year and giving the Council new confidence in its ability to secure urban water supplies.

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Gosford City Council

Dam storage levels in many communities dropped below 30 per cent at the height of the drought. In response many utilities are diversifying sources to reduce reliance on rainfall run-off stored in dams. Gosford City Council has been investigating the feasibility of using harvested stormwater for non-potable water use to diversify its water sources.

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Hornsby Shire

Hornsby Shire is located on the northern fringe of the Sydney Metropolitan Area. Most of Hornsby Shire drains to the north into the Berowra Creek, Cowan Creek and Hawkesbury River estuaries. More than two-thirds of Hornsby Shire is forested and the freshwater and estuarine environments are generally in very good condition. The waterways and forests of the Shire are an important recreational resource. There is increasing pressure for development within Hornsby Shire, which could place pressure on these freshwater and estuarine environments.

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