Bibby’s Place, Bonnyrigg – Stage 1, The Swale

Storm was engaged by Fairfield Council to develop concept and detailed designs for a water sensitive urban design scheme to treat runoff from an existing established catchment including both residential and industrial development.

Storm developed a WSUD strategy, modelled it in MUSIC, and prepared construction drawings.  Stage 1, constructed in 2014, includes a densely planted multi-cell raingarden replacing a plain lawn area.  The raingarden is integrated into the surrounding park with the drop structures between cells being used as stepping stones connecting to pathways.  The Bibbys Place project team (including Storm, Council and community groups) won the 2014 Stormwater NSW Award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design.