Water sensitive urban design engineering guidelines (superseded) and fact sheets

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) engineering guidelines for stormwater provide water cycle solutions for urban development that:

  • protects waterway health by improving stormwater quality and reducing run-off
  • minimises effluent discharge
  • increases recycling opportunities
  • reduces water demand by providing alternative sources

Brisbane City Council recommends the use of Water by Design's WSUD Technical Design Guidelines for South East Queensland. These guidelines supercede Council's WSUD engineering guidelines as listed.

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Water sensitive urban design engineering guidelines: stormwater (superseded)

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) engineering guidelines: stormwater – practice notes

Stormwater garden

A stormwater garden is an element of the theory of water sensitive urban design that captures stormwater from the road to a garden bed.

Water sensitive urban design fact sheets

Last updated: 10 May 2019

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