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ACT Healthy Waterways

ACT Healthy Waterways

Location

Australian Capital Territory

description

The ACT Healthy Waterways (ACTHW) project is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory government, represented by Procurement and Capital Works (the Territory). The ACTHW Works project was initiated to remediate and construct stormwater drainage and detention infrastructure works in and around six ACT catchments that support the Territory’s Healthy Waterways initiative; Fyshwick, Lower Molonglo, Lake Tuggeranong, West Belconnen, Upper Molonglo & Yarralumla Creek

The ACT Healthy Waterways project aims to improve the quality of water throughout our rivers, lakes and waterways, through the construction of stormwater treatment assets including Bioretention systems, ponds, channels and wetlands. As our local lakes and waterways not only contribute to beautiful landscape, but also provide places for recreation and a means of supporting local business such as farming activities, it is essential that water quality throughout the region is cared for.

Indesco has been responsible for the detailed design and construction phase services for stormwater quality control facilities, wetlands and biofiltration systems, as part of the federally funded project.

This project involved detailed design and construction phase services for water quality improvement projects across ACT and NSW. Within short delivery time frames, design packages were concurrently progressed to meet funding requirements. The stormwater quality control facilities, mainly wetland and bio-filtration systems, will improve the water quality of the Murray Darling Basin

The scope of design work for the sites builds upon previous scoping studies and integrates Indesco's engineering and landscape services for a holistic design led approach for 11 sites within the ACT with 10 of these sites being constructed and currently nearing practical completion.