Water Sensitive Urban Design:


Feasibility and Impacts on Subdivisions

Thesis Part B



>>Planning & Design Process

>>Case Study: Kellyville





>Course-        GMAT4001

>Name-            Michael Trifiro

>Supervisor-  Michael Green






Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a methodology aimed at replicating the pre-urbanisation water cycle. It is concerned with the sustainable integration of the urban water cycle with urban planning and design, by minimising the detrimental impacts of urbanisation on the urban water cycle.

Objectives of WSUD were developed in order to achieve ESD with respect to water. The objectives are:

  1. Protect and enhance natural water systems within urban developments.

  2. Integrate stormwater treatment into landscape by incorporating multiple use corridors that maximise the visual and recreational amenity of developments.

  3. Protect the water quality of water draining from urban development

  4. Reduce runoff and peak flows from urban development by local detention measures and minimising impervious areas.

  5. Add value while minimising drainage infrastructure cost of development

(Victorian Stormwater Committee, 1999)

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