Effective and efficient stormwater management systems are essential to maximising the value of urban land. Due to the complexity of urban hydrology and hydraulics, we ensure that our studies are undertaken with a high level of attention to detail to provide our clients with an optimum solution.
We undertake hydrologic and hydraulic modelling studies using industry-standard software (such as XP-RAFTS, XP-STORM, URBS, MUSIC, TUFLOW, HEC-RAS etc.) to design a range of stormwater management infrastructure including open channels, trunk pipe systems and flood detention basins.
We have substantial experience in working for developers seeking to obtain development approval. We also work with local government to undertake small or large scale catchment planning studies.
WRM also has expertise in Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) including development of policy and guidelines, as well as implementation of WSUD principles in infrastructure solutions for low and high density urban development. WRM’s work on the Fitzgibbon Chase development in Brisbane was recognised with the WSUD award from the Healthy Waterways Partnership in 2012.
Tennant Creek Stormwater Investigation
Drainage characteristics in Tennant Creek are complex, particularly during large flow events
The key challenge was to develop an understanding of the drainage behaviour and limitations of the Tennant Creek network
Mackay Ring Road
A major infrastructure planning study for the Mackay Ring Road
The completed report considered all potential impacts including flooding and community concerns
A comprehensive flood and stormwater management strategy for the Fitzgibbon Urban Development Area
The strategy maximised developable area while ensuring no adverse impact downstream
Trunk drainage assessment to support development opportunities
Developed an integrated suite of water quality and drainage infrastructure for the Bakers One catchment to facilitate future development
Flood and stormwater management for one of Australia’s largest urban developments
The adopted strategy maximised the developable area of the site
Redbank Motorway Estate
Stormwater management plan for the proposed Redbank Motorway Estate
MIKE11 and TUFLOW modelling of the Brisbane River
Methodology to define the volume and timing of stormwater flows available for harvesting
Based on a novel approach to configuring the MUSIC hydrologic model
JV Property Syndicates Pty Ltd v Connor O’Meara
Supreme Court, Queensland
Review of technical studies and preparation of expert evidence on alternative options for stormwater drainage design for a residential development site in Rockhampton.
Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
Alice Springs Farms Area Flood Mapping Study
Two dimensional flood modelling of the Todd River downstream of Alice Springs to determine design flood levels including the impact of sediment transport.
Flood mapping for land use planning and emergency management.
Department of Planning and Infrastructure
Pacific Paradise Urban Development
Expert representation for Maroochy Shire Council.
Mediation with a developer regarding stormwater quality and flooding impacts of a proposed urban development. Related to an appeal in the Land and Environment Court.
Maroochy Shire Council
Brookwater Golf Course and Residential Development
Flood study, lake design and stormwater quality management plan for the prestige Brookwater development in Springfield.
Medallist AMP Golf Holdings