Sustainable Water Management Feasibility Studies for Gordon and Lovers Jump Creeks
Ku-ring-gai Council, 2011

Equatica developed catchment management plans for Gordon Creek (in Lindfield/Killara) and Lovers Jump Creek (in Turramurra/Warrawee/Wahroonga). Council is looking for opportunities to improve stream health and protect the creeks from ongoing development in the catchments. Equatica applied the latest ideas from recent research to develop the plan for each catchment. The project identified several opportunities for Council retrofits in public open space, but also found that in order to make a significant difference to stream health, it was important to address the private domain via development controls and lot-scale retrofits. Equatica provided advice to Council about how to implement these strategies.

Bossley Park Catchment Stormwater Treatment, Harvesting and Reuse Feasibility and Options Study
Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Fairfield City Council, 2010

Equatica was engaged by the Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Fairfield City Council to investigate opportunities to improve the quality of stormwater entering local receiving waters by harvesting stormwater at the Western Sydney Parklands to provide a reliable source of non-potable water for irrigation and amenities blocks. Options to divert stormwater from the western edge of Bossley Park into the Parklands were costed. A key element of this project was engaging the Trust and Fairfield City Council in a process that could provide mutual benefits to both organisations.

Cooks River Sustainability Initiative
Marrickville Council, 2008-09

Equatica provided specialist knowledge on subcatchment planning to the Cooks River Sustainability Initiative for more than a year. David Knights was located at CRSI's office part time, where he oversaw the development of six subcatchment management plans for Cooks River subcatchments in different local government areas. His role included project planning, technical guidance and review, including directing, managing and mentoring staff to complete the six subcatchment plans. David also helped the CRSI team build capacity amongst affiliated councils and to run community visioning and planning sessions.

Tennyson Street Subcatchment Management Plan
Marrickville Council, 2008

Equatica completed a Subcatchment Management Plan for the Tennyson Street subcatchment in Marrickville LGA. The project involved workshops with community members and other stakeholders to develop a vision and guiding principles for WSUD in the subcatchment, and then development of WSUD options which will reduce water demands, improve stormwater quality and enhance public open space within the subcatchment.