Kingston Downs, Ocean Grove

Urban water cycle management

Urban Water Cycle Management and Planning Victoria.

Kingston Down Estate is a 186 hectare site and through its innovative urban layout and infrastructure design, the project highlights all facets of WSUD incorporating: multiple-use corridors along natural drainage lines facilitating integration of urban water cycle management processes within the urban landscape; street orientations and streetscapes  purposely designed to facilitate implementation of “at-source” stormwater treatment measures such as roadside swale and bio-retention systems; first use of the stormwater runoff for “watering landscape” by disconnecting impervious areas from conventional pipe drainage and allowing the runoff to infiltrate through local landscape elements as part of the stormwater treatment train, and; use of water features within the public realm to promote urban stormwater as a valuable resource with environmental, social and aesthetic value.

Kingston Downs Gallery