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    Designing streetscape biofiltration raingardens

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    This course offers practitioners knowledge and skills to plan and design streetscale biofiltration raingardens to ensure long-term success, including selection and placement of vegetation. It includes biofiltration raingardens site visits in the Cities of Marion and Mitcham.

    Training goal/purpose

    To enable the design of streetscape biofiltration raingardens to meet multiple objectives including pollutant removal, ecological function, safety, cost effective asset management, and integration within streetscapes.

    Target audience

    Local government, consulting design engineers and landscape architects with the aim to develop new skills to ensure streetscape biofiltration raingarden designs achieve the required water quality treatment outcomes and integrate well with public spaces/streetscapes.

    Learning objective

    An understanding of:

    biofiltration raingarden functional components, including vegetation

    • filter medium specifications
    • inlet and outlet structures
    • opportunities for biofiltration raingardens to provide amenity
    • landscape value and streetscape design integration
    • designing for cost- effective maintenance.

    Core competencies attained

    An understanding of:

    • fundamentals of a biofiltration raingarden, design considerations and construction aspects that affect performance expectations
    • key components of the biofiltration raingarden system and placement within the streetscape
    • functionality of vegetation and biofilter medium to improve water quality and manage urban stormwater
    • the relationship between design, routine maintenance and cost-effective asset management.


    Thursday 30 May 2024

    9:15am – registration
    9:30am – training commences
    4:30pm – training concludes
    (refer to program for more details)

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