Kick the Dirt Tour

Kick the Dirt Tour

2.03.2012 - Posted by Matilda Bowra
A few of the team from Alluvium in Melbourne, Melbourne Water employees (predominantly from the Waterways team) and some international colleagues (University of Copenhagen and CIRIA in UK), embarked on a day of site visits to various water sensitive urban design projects across greater Melbourne. Otherwise known as “Kick the Dirt Tour”, we looked at a variety of designs for managing water in buildings and the landscape. The drivers for each project were all different: waterway health, microclimate, potable substitution, and reducing nitrogen to Port Phillip Bay.

Some of the sights we visited included: Pixel Building, Collingwood raingardens, Royal Botanic Gardens wetland upgrade and stormwater harvesting Dandenong Valley Wetland and various streetscapes around Melbourne and within the Little Stringybark Creek catchment. It was a great day of professional development and a huge effort by Rob Catchlove (Alluvium) and Michael Prior (Melbourne Water) who made the day happen.
James Fitzgerald and Rob Catchlove from Alluvium at the RBG

Solar panels and roof garden at the Pixel Building