Constructing Australia’s Largest Residential Floating Wetlands with Sunshine Coast Council, Covey Associates & Uni of Sunshine Coast [Video]
Following the full installation of the largest residential floating wetlands, we’re excited to present a short video featuring Mark Jamieson, Mayor of Sunshine Coast.
Also featured in the video are Dr Christopher Walker (Environmental Manager at Covey & Associates), Damion McDonald (Project Manager at Covey & Associates) and Kevin Covey (Director of Covey & Associates).
Mark Jamieson, Mayor of Sunshine Coast
Dr Christopher Walker, Environmental manager at Covey & Associates
Damion Macdonald, Project Manager at Covey & Associates
Kevin Covey, Director of Covey & Associates
In this video, they’ll touch on the various aspects of this project and the key benefits of using our Floating Wetlands for stormwater treatment.
- Hybrid system – treating stormwater runoff and maintaining lake water quality.
- Before the Floating Wetlands design, it wasn’t possible to have a lake in the development.
- More than 2100 square metres of floating wetlands – largest in Australia.
- These wetlands are constructed from over 278,000 PET bottles, which will otherwise go into our landfills.
- Implemented a 3 years research projects undertaken by a PHD student from USC.
- Automatic samplers were installed to retrieve critical data during storm events
- They are easy and cheap to maintain for Council when compared to conventional wetland technology.