Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Construction and establishment guidelines: swales, bioretention systems and wetlands

Source: Healthy Waterways
"The new Construction and Establishment Guidelines - Swales, Bioretention Systems and Wetlands has been prepared to address the lack of guidance and protocols around on-ground outcomes when it comes to water sensitive urban design. It provides civil and landscape specifications, step by step construction and establishment procedures and protocols, and sign-off checklists as well as forms for certification and compliance. It was developed in collaboration with leading practitioners, local government compliance officers and contractors, and includes a set of A3 sheets which can be laminated and taken on-site for handy reference. The guideline is supported by a training course offered by Water by Design. While the guideline has been produced for South East Queensland, it has relevance across much of Australia."