Construction Hold Points Training - Bio-retention Systems (Online)

Tuesday 28th Nov 2023 9:30AM - 1:00PM

Online - Zoom

Registrations are now closed


Clearwater and Melbourne Water have developed this training course to help local government improve their skills and processes in WSUD construction management to ensure WSUD assets are constructed as designed and fully-functional to accept at handover.

This training aims to improve theoretical and practical understanding of the hold points required for construction of bio-retention systems specifically for those responsible for inspecting construction milestones for WSUD assets. This session can be completed as a standalone session or as a companion program with Clearwater's Construction Hold Points Wetlands Online Course.

 By the end of this session you will have: 

  • Learned how experienced practitioners conduct critical hold-points assessments to ensure assets are constructed as designed
  • Built knowledge of common WSUD construction issues and how to avoid them
  • lmproved your understanding of how to streamline the WSUD design-construction-handover process, including roles and responsibilities
  • Shared and discussed challenges, pitfalls and solutions with a network of industry peers



Ideal for project site inspectors and project management staff, WSUD officers, engineers and environmental officers from government or commercial organisations. Clearwater encourages professionals working in the following areas to attend:

  • stormwater management (including those overseeing project funding and grants)
  • waterway & catchment management
  • water / waste water / drainage infrastructure management
  • project and construction management



Due to the technical content of this workshop, participants should have a sound understanding of WSUD principles and different types of stormwater treatment technologies. 


Course Presenters/Facilitators

*Presenters for each course will vary subject to availability*

Alexandra Brown General Manager Practice Engineering Spiire:

Alexandra is a Chartered Professional Engineer who is passionate about the integration of water into communities. She brings a wealth of technical knowledge and leadership experience to her role managing Spiire’s professional Practice Areas. 

Through more than 14 years in the industry, Alexandra has accrued broad water engineering expertise including in water sensitive urban design, integrated water management, catchment management, hydrology, hydraulics and urban drainage design. She works closely with local councils, authorities and private developers in a collaborative and innovative approach that delivers solutions for a range of projects in the greenfield, brownfield, government and infrastructure sectors.

Jamie Comley Environmental Consultant & Director J Comley Consulting

Jamie is an Environmental Engineer and Urban Planner with over 16 years’ experience in sustainable water management. His experience encompasses a broad range of technical, strategic, policy and research areas of Integrated Water Management (IWM) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). He holds specialist expertise in stakeholder engagement, program design and integrating sustainable water management into land use planning.

Naturally collaborative, Jamie is passionate about working collaboratively to improve liveability outcomes and ensure effective management of WSUD/IWM assets.

Ross Carnegie Associate – Integrated Water Engineer, Spiire

Water Resources Engineer with a passion for focused environment, landscape, and community outcomes from water projects. Predominantly filling leadership or project management roles, I am always looking for new ways our industry can create more sustainable solutions that we can be proud of for years to come.



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