FITZGIBBON CHASE WINS WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN AWARD
The Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA), together with PLACE Design Group and various partner organisations, received the ‘BP – Water Sensitive Urban Design Award’ at the recent Healthy Waterways Awards for the residential development, Fitzgibbon Chase.
The project utilised a number of leading water sensitive urban design initiatives including a stormwater harvesting scheme and bio-retention swales. In addition, 40% of the site was retained as natural bushland and waterways. Many of the WSUD initiatives implemented at Fitzgibbon Chase had not previously been implemented in Australia:
- Fitzgibbon Stormwater Harvesting (FiSH) takes over flow from stormwater flows and treats it for non potatable dwelling use; and
- PotaRoo which takes water from household roofs for central treatment for potable household demand.
PLACE was instrumental in providing innovative design solutions to:
- The central Fitzgibbon Chase park which provides an attractive multifunctional recreation space within a storm water flow path with significant flood detention.
Fitzgibbon Chase has been designed as a vibrant inclusive community set amidst natural bushland on a 122 hectare site. When complete, the Fitzgibbon Chase residential community will have approximately 1,200 - 1,500 homes across 10 stages.
PLACE Design Group would like to congratulate the team of ULDA, Bligh Tanner Consulting Engineers, JFE Engineering Australia Pty Ltd and WRM Water & Environment who all share in this award.