sydenham to bankstown

Following a CRC for Water Sensitive Cities workshop held in Sydney, REALMstudios was engaged to develop a graphics package which succinctly brought together all the outcomes of the workshop in a cohesive and considered manner. The document looks at two sites along the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor, Campsie and Marrickville respectively, both of which have significant problems with flooding during heavy rain events.


The workshop brought together many different stakeholders with different agendas and backgrounds in an attempt to streamline and align approaches in both the private and public realm development. Proposed initiatives were centered around climate-proofing both areas and implement multi-functional interventions which function on an infrastructural level, add visual value and create a sense of place. Interventions varied from:

 

  • the implementation of integrated water management systems within building footprints to promote rainwater collection and reuse

  • to WSUD units within the public realm which function as flood mitigation mechanisms as well as passive shading/cooling devices to counter urban heat island effect, place creators and habitat husband

  • to opportunistic land strip reclamation along movement corridors for planting and WSUD interventions

  • to urban design setback and façade treatment recommendations

  • to parking lot eco-system service optimization

  • to public amenity redesign to function as both recreational and infrastructural components in the public realm

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