Geelong Wetlands and Waterbody Asset Audit
City of Geelong
E2Designlab assisted Geelong City Council to assess their wetland and waterbody assets and develop maintenance plans and procedures to inform future works on these assets.
A benchmark condition and performance target was established for each asset type identifying the key primary function of the asset (e.g. stormwater treatment or habitat provision). Field assessments of a number of Geelong’s wetland systems were then used to identify the current condition of the wetlands and to develop suitable inspection and maintenance procedures which can be used to ensure these natural assets are meeting their benchmark performance targets. The field assessments were also used as an opportunity for capacity building with council staff in attendance to gain an understanding of the condition assessment process and any issues that were being identified.
Project outcomes include a template for asset assessment, project condition summaries for each of the assets assessed and a summary of inspection and maintenance procedures for use by Council staff. This study will inform the development of an ongoing regular assessment, reporting and maintenance program for Council’s wetland assets.
Water Sensitive City Outcomes:
- practical guidance
- evidence base
- maintenance and management