The Tanderrum Way project showcases the simplicity of a streetscape within a water sensitive city. Using good quality finishes and appropriate product choices, the result is a highly polished, water sensitive and functional shared space situated in the new education and leisure precinct of Broadmeadows.
The standout feature is the inverted road crown directing water into a central bioretention spine. Essentially, the central median hosts a linear bioretention system flanked by concrete arms forming a roadway based swale.
The surface of the central bioretention system varies between a gravel-mulched garden bed and Hydrocon (TM) permeable pavement. The permeable pavements also offered a hardwearing pedestrian friendly surface while still facilitating the transfer of stormwater into the filter bed.
This passive watering this system offers will lower Council’s dependence and use on the potable water supply system. The use of stormwater at the source has also minimised the impact this development has on the local waterway.