Lachlan’s Line at Macquarie Park

CASE STUDY

Water sensitive urban design

Lachlan’s Line is a great example of how we ensure the design of precincts is based on best practice water sensitive urban design to reduce potable water consumption.

We adopted a precinct-wide approach to stormwater management at Lachlan’s Line, the new gateway to Macquarie Park. This uses water sensitive urban design measures to reduce stormwater discharge, improve stormwater quality and minimise water consumption.

Our approach uses stormwater treatment devices such as bioretention rain gardens and gross pollutant traps to minimise pollutant discharge into Porters Creek.

 Other sustainability initiatives include: 

  • a full-length pedestrian and cycleway bridge, connecting Lachlan’s Line to the North Ryde station for the local community 
  • provision for around 96 affordable housing apartments intended for key workers such as teachers, emergency service workers and nurses
  • a focus on transit oriented development that will integrate transport options making travel between work, home and other journeys easier 
  • a minimum investment of $10.4m to regional infrastructure aimed at easing the burden on local traffic
  • bush regeneration including a public board walk 
  • site remediation and revitalising unused land.