July 5, 2016 – July 6, 2016 all-day
The Landing at Dockside
44 Ferry St
Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Following the success of our inaugural 2015 Winter School, Stormwater Queensland is proud to be hosting our second Winter School, providing ongoing professional development opportunities for the industry.

This year’s Winter School will include a Full Day Technical Tour, showcasing several innovative ‘real world’ projects within Ipswich City. By popular demand, Grant Witheridge will also present an Advanced Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop.

This year’s Winter School will coincide with our Stormwater Queensland Awards for Excellence (held on Thursday, 7th at Dockside) to assist with industry professionals travelling from across the state.

This Winter School is targeted at staff from all areas of the stormwater industry including civil engineers, environmental engineers, hydrological and hydraulic engineers, urban designers, urban planners and local government officers.

To register for the Technical tour, Workshop or both, click on  the below button, which will take you to the Online Registration Form.


Tuesday, 5th July 

Technical Tour of Ipswich – Includes a fish passage project, flood mitigation works , and multi-functional stormwater projects.

Presenters –Adam Berry, and Paul Smith Ipswich Council, Paul Dubowski, BMT WBM and David Sexton, Engeny

Wednesday, 6th July 

Workshop – Advanced Erosion and Sediment Control Training

Presenter: Grant Witheridge, Catchments and Creeks Pty Ltd

Thursday, 7th July

2016 Stormwater Queensland Awards Presentation Luncheon

To find out more about the Stormwater Queensland Awards Presentation Luncheon, please click here


The Technical Tour will be a fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand, a very broad range of catchment management projects and to hear about the challenges and solutions related to each project.This tour will also provide participants with the chance to learn directly from the practitioners involved in bringing the projects to fruition, with plenty of opportunities for questions, debate and discussion.Sites to be featured on this Technical Tour include:

  • Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve Integrated Urban Stormwater Project: This recently constructed project includes a flood detention basin (providing 90 000m3 of flood storage) and stormwater harvesting wetland
  • Berry’s Weir Fish Passage: Currently being constructed (with completion expected before the tour) to provide fish passage through this identified high priority barrier on the Bremer River.
  • Jim Donald Parklands Multi-functional Stormwater Project: Currently being constructed (with completion expected before the tour), this project will comprise a multi-functional asset that provides flood mitigation, stormwater quality improvement, stormwater harvesting, new irrigated sports fields and open space integration within the surrounding area.
  • Thagoona Flood Mitigation Works: Developed in response to devastating floods in 2008 and 2011 and subsequent detailed planning, works including a large earthen levee, drainage channel, culverts and an upgraded rail bridge to the south of the area.


Presented by Grant Witheridge, this workshop will include two elements:

  • Development of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans: Focusing on the preparation of ESC’s for various construction sites.
  • Sizing Drainage and Sediment Control Measures: Discussing the hydraulic design (sizing) of various drainage and sediment control measures, including detailed discussion on sediment basin design.

The Workshop will include a workbook, practical work activities and catering for morning tea and lunch.


Tuesday, 5th July and Wednesday, 6th July 2016 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

The Landing at Dockside – 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, 4169


(Fee Per Full Day Workshop or Technical Tour)
Member  $300.00
Non Member $400.00
Student $50.00


If you would like to register for this event, please contact Lilly Barker on +61 2 9744 5252 or via email lbarker@gemspl.com.au