• Paid Event

Raingardens essentials

Tuesday 17th May 2011 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Karstens Conference Rooms
123 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Registrations are now closed

This popular workshop provides practical guidance on the design and construction of raingardens and biofilters. The workshop covers site analysis, design, materials selection, construction and maintenance to ensure project success. Practical class exercises give participants a deeper understanding of best practice design and effective project management. Discussion throughout the day encourages participants to share knowledge and experience across disciplines. 

The workshop is appropriate for people who plan and manage the urban built environment (streetscape, carpark and parkland elements) and are looking for ways to utilise stormwater and improve the quality of run off stormwater.  Ideal for planners, architects, builders, landscape designers, site supervisors, horticultural staff, asset managers and environment officers.

At the end of this session you will:

  • Understand design criteria for raingardens and how they work.
  • Know correct specification for materials for use in rain garden filters.
  • Understand how good project management can help avoid common pitfalls.
  • Know how to maintain the system.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Course completion will contribute CPD points to programs with the following organisations:  Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Engineers Australia, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).