The Point Fraser wetland is situated on the Swan River foreshore in East Perth, Western Australia. It was constructed by the City of Perth in 2004 for the purpose of intercepting and decontaminating urban stormwater from part of the East Perth catchment before its discharge to the Swan River.Read More
Stormwater capture in bio-swales;
32% reduction in irrigated turf area;
Use of compacted gravel for minor paths to increase stormwater permeability;
promoting efficient use of water in approach to detailed landscape design;
and consideration of water sensitive issues in detailed plant species selection.
WGV is part of a four year research project by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living and Curtin University. The precinct is a ‘living laboratory’, where researchers monitor and assess how energy efficient design, technology performance and occupant behaviour impact on the carbon footprint of the precinct.Read More
The Wharf Street Wetland and Civic Centre Parklands intercept and treat stormwater (and groundwater) from the Wharf Street main drain, located in the greater Canning Plain Catchment – a priority catchment with high nutrient loads. The wetland was designed by Syrinx to remove nutrients and other pollutants from stormwater before it flows into the Canning River.Read More