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The Vertu living stream is located along Wright Road in the Vertu Estate, Harrisdale. It is surrounded by public open space which doubles as a stormwater detention basin. Flush road curbing along Wright Road allows stormwater to be treated in biofilters along the stream’s edge, before flowing into the Forrestdale Main Drain.

Criteria Information
Development Type:Public Open Space
Function/Driver:Water quality
Government Area:City of Armadale
Site Context:Poorly draining soils
Year Completed:2008

The Vertu living stream is located along Wright Road in the Vertu Estate, Harrisdale. It is surrounded by public open space which doubles as a stormwater detention basin. Flush road curbing along Wright Road allows stormwater to be treated in biofilters along the stream’s edge, before flowing into the Forrestdale Main Drain.

A number of the biofilters and detention basins have been integrated into the adjacent public open space to provide both stormwater treatment and amenity value to local residents.

Biofilter sizing

  • 5yr ARI storage – 374 m3
  • 10 yr storage – 431 m3
  • Outflow to living stream 0.02 m/s