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Clare and Gilbert Valley Council engaged AWE to develop a landscape and stormwater reuse plan to transform an old waste water effluent lagoon into an urban wetland.  Responsibilities included hydrological, hydraulic and water quality modelling (MUSIC, HecRas); Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) assessment, and a stream stability and rehabilitation assessment. The project also involved provision of earthworks and civil structures design plus provision of technical support to Council during the construction phase.

The project enabled the collection and treatment of stormwater to minimise impact on the Hutt River and provided opportunities for subsequent water harvesting.  It also created a community resource for passive recreation and educational purposes for the people of Clare, surrounding district, and tourists as the wetland concept integrates and extends existing recreation opportunities and walking trail networks within the Clare Valley.

 

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