Water sensitive urban design in the Melbourne Docklands – raingardens and bioretention tree pits

This paper describes water sensitive urban design (WSUD) initiatives in Melbourne Docklands and outlines experiences from design, construction and operational phases. Additionally, it captures learnings that have occurred as a result of these experiences. It is hoped these experiences can be used to further inform design, construction and operation of WSUD in either subsequent stages of Melbourne Docklands as well as more broadly.

This paper is one of a series of papers that explain the case study. Refer also to the companion papers Water sensitive urban design in the Melbourne Docklands – an overview and Water sensitive urban design in the Melbourne Docklands – wetlands, storage and reuse system.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Raingardens
  3. Bioretention swales
  4. NAB promenade raingarden
  5. Tree pits
  6. Bourke Street tree pits
  7. Batman Hill Drive tree pits and bioretention