As the development of housing in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor continues, encroachment into environmentally significant landscapes is unavoidable. The underlying substrate of this area of Melbourne exhibits volcanic basalt plains. The resulting largely flat landscape, means that average annual rainfalls in the area relies on many significant waterways to move water across these landscapes. Building urban subdivisions in these landscapes, in winter, pose many challenges for the civil construction sector. Not least of which is the control of flow paths, volumes and quality of water as it is discharged off site.
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