Habitat creation on the Yarra River earns award
A project to increase biodiversity along the Yarra River corridor in Melbourne has won a 2012 Stormwater Victoria Merit Award.
Storm worked with client City of Stonnington and consultants Aspect Studios to design a stormwater treatment and habitat creation precinct at South Yarra.
Stormwater from a residential catchment was passed through a Rocla Hydrobreak – a new flow limiting device which allows pollutants to pass through for treatment. A gross pollutant trap works in tandem with a wetland area to treat the flows.
The wetland was designed with a range of habitat features including dead logs, bird roosts and reptile/amphibian barking areas.
The works were complimented by shared trails, boardwalks and viewing platforms in and around the wetland.
The Award was conferred under the category of stormwater infrastructure at the Stormwater Victoria Awards of Excellence held on 6th September at Rivers Edge in Melbourne.