Technical Design Guidelines

Water Sensitive Urban Design often involves the construction of structural stormwater management measures such as constructed wetlands, bioretention systems, sediment basins and swales. These measures require careful design to ensure they are cost effective and operate efficiently in the long term. To support this, a range of technical design resources are available from Water by Design.

WSUD Technical Design Guidelines for South East Queensland

“The Water Sensitive Urban Design Technical Design Guidelines for South East Queensland” (Version 1 June 2006) describe appropriate methods for the detailed design of some common structural stormwater management measures.

Bioretention Technical Design Guidelines

The “Bioretention Technical Design Guidelines” (Version 1, October 2012) incorporates the most recent bioretention knowledge from research and on ground practice into a single, easy to use resource. It supersedes all bioretention references in the 2006 “Water Sensitive Urban Design Technical Design Guidelines for South East Queensland.”

Bioretention Technical Design Guidelines (14.9MB)

A range of technical design resources are available from Water by Design. “The Water Sensitive Urban Design Technical Design Guidelines for South East Queensland” (Version 1 June 2006) describe appropriate methods for the detailed design of some common structural stormwater management measures. The “Bioretention Technical Design Guideline” (Version 1, October 2012) provide an updated bioretention design resource, and supersede all bioretention references in the 2006 guideline.