Stillwater Street bioretention basins & swales


Project Details

This site showcases infiltration of stormwater at source to maintain local hydrology and improved water quality through treatment by native vegetation

WSUD Category: Swale / buffer strip

Criteria Information
Development Type:Residential
Function/Driver:Water quantity/flood
Government Area:City of Gosnells
Site Context:Shallow groundwater
Year Completed:2007

The Stillwater Street site in Bletchley Park is characterised by three walled bioretention basins in the verge along the street. The basins are connected to the road by side entry pits and pipes. The bioretention basins are planted with native vegetation for water quality improvement and are designed to treat and infiltrate stormwater runoff generated from the 1 year ARI event on-site.

Stormwater runoff generated in major rainfall events is directed overland into the nearby conservation category wetland.

This site was part of the WSUD Tour through the Cities of Gosnells and Armadale. The whole document can be downloaded here.