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Hydropolis 2010 Urban Development in Areas of High Groundwater: New Approaches

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Location: Melbourne Hotel, Hay Street Perth, Western Australia

This conference highlighted issues associated with land development projects in areas of high water table. Within the framework of regulation and Australian standards, alternative design scenarios were canvassed - including subsoil options, using excess groundwater, minimising freeboard above water table and foundation types. The conference aimed to draw attention to the need for fresh look at WA design standards, with comparison to Eastern State practice.

Presenters from peak industry bodies (UDIA, SIA), consultants (GHD, JDA), developers, Department of Water and Local Government talked about their experiences with some of the latest policies, strategies and projects in the ground.

pdf Hydropolis 2010 Flyer

WELCOME: Jim Davies (SIA WA Chairman)

OFFICIAL OPENING: Steve Frost (SIA National President)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SETTING THE SCENE - Debra Goostrey (UDIA)
pdf PRESENTATION:Key Issues in Urban Development (1.96 Mb)

HOUSING AFFORDABLILITY - Peter Bower (The Civil Group)
pdf PRESENTATION: Housing Affordability (1.90 Mb)

SESSION 1: GEOTECHNICAL ISSUES

SAND SUPPLY SITUATION - Lindsay Stephens (Landform Research)
pdf PRESENTATION: Sand Supply Situation (2.84 Mb)

FOUNDATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS - Geoff Cocks (Coffey Geotechnics)
pdf PRESENTATION: Effects of Sand Fill and Groundwater on Foundations (357.21 Kb)

AS2870 RESIDENTIAL SLABS AND FOOTING CONSTRUCTION INTERPRETATIONS - Frederic Verheyde (Douglas Partners)
pdf PRESENTATION: An Introduction to Site Classification AS2870 (1.90 Mb)

 

SESSION 2: GROUNDWATER ISSUES

HIGH GROUNDWATER AREAS AND CLIMATE CHANGE - Don McFarlane (CSIRO)
pdf PRESENTATION: High Groundwater Areas and Climate Change (1.46 Mb)

GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT NEAR WATER DEPENDANT ECOSYSTEMS - Nicholas Deeks (GHD)
pdf PRESENTATION: Groundwater Management Near Groundwater Dependant Ecosystems (662.54 Kb)

WATERTABLE CONTROLS: PERCHED WATER AND SUBSOIL DRAINAGE - Alex Rogers (JDA)
pdf PRESENTATION: Water Table Controls (3.06 Mb)

HOLISTIC ENGINEERING COSTS - Darren Pesich (WGE)
pdf PRESENTATION: Holistic Civil Costs (1.50 Mb)

SESSION 3: DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

DEVELOPING IN AREAS OF HIGH WATER TABLE: DEPARTMENT OF WATER’S NEW APPROACH Peter Muirden (DOW), Melinda Burton (DOW)
pdf PRESENTATION: DOW's New Approach  Bytes

AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY Peter Kretschmer (DOW)
pdf PRESENTATION: Aquifer Storage and Recovery.pdf (1.49 Mb)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE  - Craig Wansborough (Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale), Markus Botte (City of Gosnells)
pdf PRESENTATION: A Local Government Perspective (5.37 Mb)