WGA won the award for Excellence in Strategic and Master Planning for the Newenham Land Development at the 2018 Stormwater South Australia Excellence Awards earlier this month. The project will now go in the running for the National Stormwater Australia Awards in October.
Newenham is a new Burke Urban Developments Pty Ltd residential address in the Adelaide Hills, which sets the benchmark for a greenfield development (a project constructed on unused farming land). As the land had an existing natural watercourse (Western Flat Creek) significant consideration had to be given to the negative effects stormwater can have on a natural watercourse. WGA developed a strategy using Water Sensitive Urban Design to manage stormwater runoff from the new estate and protect the environmental integrity of Western Flat creek.
This stormwater strategy for a greenfield development represents a first for SA that provides a focus on environmental protection, enhancement, ecosystem services and addresses key impacts of urban development on our natural waterways.
WGA's Waterproofing the East project also received a commendation.