Parramatta River Foreshore Framework Plan
WSUD advice
With McGregor Coxall for Parramatta City Council, 2011


Equatica worked with McGregor Coxall to deliver the Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, which articulates a vision for Parramatta River to become the heart of Parramatta's city centre. Equatica's role included interpretation of flooding information for input into the strategy, as well as identification of sustainable water management opportunities including stream restoration, stormwater treatment, harvesting and reuse.

WSUD Strategy for The Hermitage development
WSUD Strategy
Sekisui House, 2010


Equatica developed a WSUD strategy for the Hermitage development, which is located at Camden in the southwest growth precinct of Sydney. The WSUD strategy was developed in collaboration with the masterplanner for the site (DPS), the landscape architect (Hassell) and Sekisui House. The strategy included stormwater quality and quantity management measures, including measures to meet the stream erosion index and a strategy for restoring the degraded South Creek Riparian Corridor. Equatica is currently developing a water management report for the next stage of the development.

El Caballo Blanco and Gledswood Stormwater quality and stormwater reuse strategy
APP and Camden Council, 2011

Equatica is currently developing a stormwater quality and stormwater reuse strategy for the rezoning of lands at El Caballo Blanco and Gledswood in Sydney's south west. The strategy includes stormwater quality and quantity management measures, including measures to meet the stream erosion index and a strategy for restoring the degraded Riley Creek Riparian Corridor.

Sustainable Water Management - Crowle Gardens Development
WSUD Strategy
With McGregor Coxall for The Crowle Foundation, 2011


Equatica developed a WSUD strategy for the redevelopment of Crowle Gardens (formerly Tellaraga House) in Ryde. The proposed development includes a number of medium density apartment buildings. Equatica developed a strategy for the site including stormwater treatment within the communal precinct including a wetland and bioretention system, and water reuse within the buildings with roof runoff.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Sustainable Water Management
WSUD Strategy, concept and detailed designs
Blue Mountains City Council, 2010-2011


The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will be a landmark building located at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. The Cultural Centre is showcasing environmentally sustainable design principles including solar generation and stormwater reuse. Equatica developed a unique water harvesting scheme to meet the demands for irrigation and toilet flushing at the site including harvesting water from the adjacent Carrington Hotel as well as a green roof treatment system to reduce runoff from the site draining to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The designs were developed within a wider project team including LHO Building Group (building hydraulics), Hassell and Scott Carver (architects) and Hughes Trueman (structural engineering). Artist's impression of the green roof (left) courtesy of Hassell.

WSUD for Johnston subdivision
WSUD Strategy, concept and detailed design
Northern Territory Department of Planning and Infrastructure, 2009-10


Equatica completed a WSUD Strategy for Johnston, in Palmerston LGA. The WSUD Strategy considers water conservation, stormwater treatment and wastewater management options for the new urban release area. The WSUD Strategy has a focus on preserving natural systems downstream of the development, including Mitchell Creek and its tributaries. Equatica is now completing concept and detailed designs for more than ten stormwater treatment systems at Johnston, including wetlands and bioretention systems, which will help meet the objectives of the WSUD Strategy. These stormwater treatment systems have been designed specifically for the wet-dry tropical climate.

WSUD for Bellamack subdivision
Concept and detailed design
Northern Territory Department of Planning and Infrastructure, 2007-09


Equatica staff (while at Ecological Engineering) developed a WSUD Strategy for the new suburb of Bellamack in Palmerston (Darwin). The strategy includes two bioretention systems and a constructed wetland to treat and control runoff from the development prior to it reaching Darin Harbour. Functional designs were completed by David Knights and Alexa McAuley, and Equatica is now working with the design consultant to finalise detailed designs for these stormwater treatment systems. Several key design issues had to be overcome, related to climate, mosquitoes and access. The Bellamack development will be the first development in the Darwin Region to incorporate WSUD, and will showcase the principles of the Darwin Harbour WSUD Strategy.

WSUD Strategy for the Lakefront Village, Toukley
Christadelphian Aged Care, 2009

Equatica completed a WSUD Strategy for a new development at Toukley. The development involves construction of new facilities and upgrading existing facilities at an existing aged care development. The site is immediately upstream of a freshwater wetland on the fringe Tuggerah Lake. Water conservation and rainwater harvesting and reuse form key components of the WSUD strategy, as well as stormwater treatment and management of environmental flows.