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Blacktown City Council are hosting an event show-casing their large scale bioretention system validation and optimising project – funded by the NSW Government in association with Blacktown City Council, Ocean Protect and ALS Hydrographics.
Please note that attendees must register for this event via this registration form.
This is a collaborative project which is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Blacktown City Council, Ocean Protect and ALS Hydrographics. With a view to forming a collaborative partnership, Blacktown City Council 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.
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. Blacktown City Council have organised for transport to/ from Blacktown train station and Tallawong metro stations for those who register they need it.