Urban Planning

Strategic input to developers and authorities on integrated total water cycle management.

BMT provides strategic input to developers and authorities on integrated total water cycle management as a fundamental element of the future urban landscapes. Designing stormwater, potable water, rainwater harvesting and sewage services in a combined ways can reduce water demand, lower construction costs, and minimise future maintenance needs. 

BMT is at the cutting edge of water management in urban environments. We have helped reduce water demand in existing building, and have the modelling tools and analytical skills to customise and rationalise designs for future urban development, ranging in size from individual properties up to 10,000+ lot sub-divisions.

The design of major urban drainage systems requires specialist expertise in hydrology, hydraulics (1D and 2D), water quality, sedimentation, planning and landscape architecture and ecology.
 
BMT offers an integrated approach, developed by specialists in those fields, which is crucial if total solutions to urban drainage are to be designed.

Stormwater Control

With the development of urban areas, stormwater quantities increase significantly from natural levels. These effects need to be assessed in a quantitative manner to enable the design of waterway corridors which convey stormwater in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner. Stormwater Best Management Practices are selected to achieve defined stormwater control objectives.

Community Safety and Awareness

Assessment of socio-economic impacts from urban flooding. Community consultation and awareness.

Impacts of Urbanisation

New developments affect catchment rainfall-runoff. The likely impacts need to be known before decisions are made.

Integrated Engineering, Planning and Ecological Considerations

Development of drainage systems including pipe networks, overland flow paths, structures and retention basins, ensuring that all waterway layouts and designs are ecologically sensitive. The development of drainage plans which adopt multi-use roles in waterway corridors including the consideration of floodwater conveyance, water quality/pollutant export control, environmental protection, public open space provision and regional transport linkages.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in Australia.

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