Protection for water quality

Director of infrastructure Stephen Bell with landscape architect Karen |Lancaster at Neil McDougall Park. Picture: Martin Kennealeyd403321
Director of infrastructure Stephen Bell with landscape architect Karen |Lancaster at Neil McDougall Park. Picture: Martin Kennealeyd403321

The City has embarked on water sensitive urban design in two parks, Neil McDougall Park in Como and Doneraile Reserve in Waterford.

Water sensitive urban design is the integration of water management practices into urban planning, through stormwater management.

Work has begun at the two sites, with consultants preparing designs for the treatment of the stormwater by the end of July.

Doneraile Reserve’s stormwater leads into the Canning River, while McDougall Park Lake is a stormwater detention basin.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the City was concerned about the quantity and quality of run-off being discharged from stormwater drainage systems into the receiving waters.

‘Surrounded by the Swan and Canning rivers on three borders, it is of utmost importance that the City of South Perth puts in place sustainable water management practices to ensure the water quality flowing into these important natural resources,’ she said.