DPM Consulting Group’s comprehensive work for the proposed residential development at 565 Princes Highway in Officer involved a meticulous stormwater strategy for Stage 1. Our efforts began with an in-depth analysis and review of previous modelling and documentation, collaborating closely with key stakeholders, including Melbourne Water, to ensure the project’s success.
Location and challenges
Located approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Melbourne’s CBD, the site itself, spanning 30.49 hectares of undeveloped greenfield land, presented unique challenges and opportunities. Stage 1, covering approximately 2.62 hectares and situated to the south of Quirks Creek, required a well-thought-out stormwater management strategy.
Site visit and observations
Our site visit provided firsthand insight into the dynamics of the area. We observed the peak flows from Quirks Creek and Upper Gum Scrub Creek, originating from the upstream catchment, which are conveyed to the existing culvert crossing along Princes Highway. This observation underscored the importance of a robust stormwater plan to address potential flood risks effectively.
Modelling scenarios to ensure compliance
Resilience, safety, and sustainability
Our comprehensive stormwater strategy and modelling work for this residential development exemplifies our commitment to innovative and effective stormwater management. Our collaboration with stakeholders, rigorous modelling, and adherence to regulatory standards ensured the safety and sustainability of the project at 565 Princes Highway in Officer.