Western Parkland City – Urban Typologies & Stormwater Management
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Architectus and Bligh Tanner, in partnership with Sydney Water, have delivered one of the most significant urban planning projects in Australia, Urban Typologies and Stormwater Management.
Shaping a cooler and greener Western Sydney, the innovative urban design approach to stormwater management resolves challenges around urban density, urban greening and sustainable water management. Focussed on Western Sydney’s Wianamatta South Creek corridor, otherwise known as Western Parkland City, the strategy places urban microclimate at the forefront of urban planning.
Solutions were developed through consultation with government agency stakeholders including the Greater Sydney Commission, Western Sydney Planning Partnership and Department of Planning Industry and Environment.
Buildings target best practice outcomes as well as a diverse range of realistic and deliverable solutions, which will contribute to a 75 per cent reduction in stormwater runoff compared to current standards.
The report’s recommendations are designed for simple and realistic implementation by planning authorities and developers across a broad range of uses, including office, industrial and residential developments.
The proposed typologies provide an evidence-based benchmark for the delivery of best practice sustainability outcomes in Western Sydney and other growth areas over the coming decades.
Australian Urban Design Awards, Leadership, Advocacy and Research, City and Regional Scale, Commendation, 2020